Arsenal v Tottenham
Sunday 6th November
Arsenal will be hoping to maintain their current form, remaining unbeaten since the opening day of the season in all competitions. Tottenham remain the only unbeaten side in the Premier League, which Arsene Wenger’s men will be hoping to end.
Arsenal have won 11 of their last 12, whilst Spurs’ last 6 matches have all been draws. Despite the winless run, Pochettino’s men are having their best ever Premier League start.
The Gunners have lost just 1 of their last 26 meetings, winning 15 of those games. The last win for Tottenham was in 2010, with Younes Kaboul netting a late winner in a 3-2 victory.
Late fitness tests will be given to Theo Walcott, Hector Bellerin, Kieran Gibbs and Santi Cazorla to see whether they are fully fit to play in the North London Derby. Monreal is also expected to return from injury. Granit Xhaka returns from a 3-match-ban.
Mauricio Pochettino must decide whether to start Harry Kane, who often causes problems for the Gunners. He’s been out for almost 7 weeks with an ankle ligament injury, but could be seen starting on the bench. Toby Alderweireld and Eric Lamela are out of the squad through to injury, and Moussa Sissoko remains suspended.
A Few Facts
Arsenal have never gone 5 North London Derbies without a win, and the last 4 have been draw’s.
Arsenal have an average of 1.59 points a game for November, making it their worst month for Premier League history.