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Arsenal travel across town to Wembley stadium for the North London derby

Last updated: March 1, 2019 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Sunday, 12:30
Venue: Wembley Stadium
Coverage: Sky Sports
Home Form: LLWWW
Away Form: WWWLW
Last Meeting: Arsenal 4 – 2 Tottenham
Competition: EPL

The North London derby is always a fast-paced and heated match that fans of both clubs will be fired up for. Both clubs have been playing a strong brand of football this season. With Tottenham dropping vital points against Chelsea, there title challenge is certainly over. But there is still a lot to play for this season. Both clubs will be fighting for pride on Saturday, and this has all the ingredients to be an absolutely fascinating game of football.

Arsenal absolutely demolished Bournemouth last time out, putting 5 past a shaky defence that sat back and allowed Arsenal to command the midfield and pick holes as and when they appeared. A stand out performance from Mesut Ozil will be greatly encouraging for the Gunners. The German playmaker has been largely absent in their campaign this season, and his return to form will be welcomed. They will need M10, and the star strikers Aubameyang to be on form if anything is to materialise this weekend. With so much on the line, expect Arsenal to play a very aggressive attacking style of football from the outset – midfield warrior Torreira will be stalking and neutralising Tottenham’s midfield threat in Eriksen and Winks.

Tottenham was terribly unfortunate to lose against Chelsea 2-0 earlier in the week. The loss surely put them out of the title race and 8 points behind the two pack leaders. But despite this setback, Pochetinno can be happy with the way his club has set the tempo in big games this season. With strong performances in Europe, and set to finish again in the top 4, it has been a huge accomplishment for Spurs. But questions still remain, and fans are growing tired of the apparent inability to mount a serious league title challenge, despite all the quality within their ranks. But that’s football fans for you, never satisfied, are they? It will be a tough fixture for them, Dele Alli is out, Harry Kane is allegedly fully fit, but has been out for a while, and may be missing that killer instinct that a long injury can kill. This will be a passionate match, on a weekend of derby matches, this is surely the top of the card for excitement and goals potential.


Team News

Arsenal are having many defensive injury woes, Bellerin and Holding remain sidelined.

Danny Welbeck is also out. But with Aubameyang and Lacazette fully fit, this won’t cause any issues.

Harry Kana has returned from injury for Spurs, Eriksen and Son are also ready to play and fully fit.

The glaring ommision from this derby clash will be the young lion Dele Alli, he hasn’t recovered and will be absent.


Expected Line-Ups:

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Tottenham (4-3-3): Lloris, Rose, Alderweireld, Trippier, Sanchez, Sissoko, Eriksen, Moura, Winks, Son, Kane
Subs: Skipp, Dier, Walker-Peters, Foyth, Gazzaniga, Lamela, Llorente
Injured: Davies, Alli, Vertonghen
Doubtful:
Not available:
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Arsenal (3-4-3): Leno, Monreal, Papastathopoulos, Koscielny, Jenkinson, Kolasinac, Ozil, Mkhitaryan, Torreira, Guendouzi, Aubameyang
Subs: Iwobi, Lacazette, Suarez, Mustafi, Ramsey, Cech, Elneny
Injured: Bellerin
Doubtful:
Not available:

So Far This Season

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Tottenham This Season Arsenal This Season
12th League Position 4th
19 (11) Wins (away) 9 (5)
5 – 0 v Bournemouth Biggest Win 5 – 1 v Bournemouth
0 (0) Draws (away) 5 (3)
4 – 2 v Arsenal Biggest Defeat 5 – 1 v Liverpool
Kane (15) Top Goal Scorer Aubameyang (16)
Y32, R1 Discipline Y44, R4
2 Failures to Score 5
40% Clean Sheets 28%
45% Both Teams to Score Games 75%
40% Over 2.5 Goals 64%
60% Under 2.5 Goals 36%
  • Tottenham have made the Premier League an exciting campaign, having no draws in 28 matches.
  • The home record of Tottenham is decent, taking 9 wins from 13 matches at Wembley.
  • As with any London derby this will be a high-stakes game that both teams will want to win. The last 5, 2 have gone to Arsenal, 3 to Spurs.
  • Arsenal are flying, and have a 3 game win streak behind them going into this game.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goal-scorer
19/12/2018 EPL Arsenal 0 – 2 Tottenham Son 20′
02/12/2018 EPL Arsenal 4 – 2 Tottenham Aubameyang 10′
10/02/2017 EPL Tottenham 1 – 0 Arsenal Kane 49′
18/11/2017 EPL Arsenal 2 – 0 Tottenham Mustafi 36′
30/04/2017 EPL Tottenham 2 – 0 Arsenal Alli 55′

Conclusion & Betting Tips

Arsenal are in ferocious form and energy. A Tottenham team without Dele Alli surely will put up a fight, but this could be the day where North London turns red again. Take the Gunners to win at 3.75 with Betway.