Premier League 2016-17: Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur – Preview and betting tips
Venue: Emirates Stadium
Date: Sunday, November 6
The north London derby between Arsenal and Spurs is without question the biggest match of the Premier League’s Gameweek 18.
Considering the brand of football exhibited by the two sides and their current form, fans can expect a hugely entertaining encounter on Sunday.
There are doubts over the Nacho Monreal, Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott’s fitness for the home side. While Hector Bellerin is likely to feature in the playing eleven, Lucas Perez, Per Mertesacker and Danny Welbeck remain out.
"We have to expect Tottenham to be at their best and respond really with a performance that will be effective. I believe the mastery on our side will be no matter who they play, how well they play, that we are strong enough to win the game," said Arsene Wenger ahead of the high-profile contest.
The Gunners are currently 2nd on the table with 23 points from 10 matches, while Spurs are 5th with 20 points.
Wenger’s men have won 4 and drawn 1 of their last 5 league matches. On the other hand, Mauricio Pochettino’s side has won 2 and drawn 3 of its last 5 league games.
In the last five meetings between the two sides, Spurs and Arsenal have come on top once each, while the remaining matches ended in a stalemate.
Overall, the two teams have clashed 48 times in the Premier League. Arsenal have dominated the contest with 18 wins as compared to Spurs’ 10.
Arsenal will go in as clear favorites for this one. However, this derby was thrown up some intriguing moments of late. Both sets of fans will hope they have the bragging rights when the final whistle is blown at the Emirates.
Over 3 goals in the match
Arsenal 3-1 Spurs