Arsenal vs. Tottenham: Premier League – Match Preview

The first North London derby of the season takes place on Sunday, with both Arsenal and Tottenham level on 13 points following excellent starts to the campaign.

Leandro Trossard scored the only goal as Arsenal recorded a comfortable 1-0 win at Everton last weekend.

On their return to the Champions League they thrashed Dutch side PSV Eindhoven 4-0, with Bukayo Saka, Trossard and Martin Odegaard all with two goal contributions.

Tottenham left it incredibly late to beat Sheffield United, trailing in the 98th minute of their match.

Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski scored the goals to earn Spurs what was a deserved victory.

Premier League form: Arsenal W4 D1 L0; Tottenham W4 D1 L0
Premier League top scorers
Arsenal – Three on two goals
Tottenham – Son Heung-Min 3 goals

Match history
Arsenal did the league double over Tottenham last season, including a 3-1 win at the Emirates, with Thomas Partey scoring the best of the bunch.

Spurs have recorded just one league victory at the Emirates, an incredible 3-2 comeback win back in 2010.

Last five Premier League meetings
Tottenham 0 Arsenal 2 – 15/01/23
Arsenal 3 Tottenham 1 – 01/10/22
Tottenham 3 Arsenal 0 – 12/05/22
Arsenal 3 Tottenham 1 – 26/09/21
Arsenal 2 Tottenham 1 – 14/03/21

Team news
Gabriel Jesus was excellent midweek and could keep his spot in the XI ahead of Eddie Nketiah.

David Raya has impressed since being given a chance and will likely start again.

Richarlison helped turn the game around last time out against Sheffield United, but he will likely have to make do with a spot on the bench.

Ivan Perisic suffered an ACL injury in training and it’s unlikely he’ll feature again this season.

Expected starting XI’s
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Raya; White, Gabriel, Saliba, Zinchenko; Rice, Odegaard, Havertz; Saka, Jesus, Trossard

Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Vicario; Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie; Bissouma, Sarr; Kulusevksi, Maddison, Solomon; Son


Result: Arsenal
Spurs have been superb this season, but their record is poor at the Emirates and Arsenal should have too much

Correct Score: 2-1
Always over 2.5 goals at the Emirates involving these two sides

Anytime Goalscorer: Bukayo Saka
He’s made a good start to the season and has three goal contributions in his last four matches against Spurs

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