Premier League: Tottenham v Arsenal match preview
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at White Hart Lane
Friday 01 March 2013
In-form Tottenham will be looking to extend their four point advantage over their bitter rivals and pile further misery on under-fire Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger in Sunday’s north London derby.
Third-placed Spurs left it late to beat West Ham United, with man of the moment Gareth Bale scoring a last-minute winner.
Despite their well publicised cup exits, fifth-placed Arsenal are on a run of three successive league wins and are undefeated in their last five.
Although silverware looks unlikely for another season, they remain in touching distance of a top four finish.
Wenger’s side will be looking to make it a hat-trick of wins against their rivals, having won the last two meetings 5-2.
KICK-OFF: Sunday, 4pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS...
Arsenal 5 (Mertesacker, Podolski, Giroud, Cazorla, Walcott) Tottenham 2 (Adebayor, Bale), Premier League, November 2012
Arsenal 5 (Sagna, Van Persie, Rosicky, Walcott 2) Tottenham 2 (Saha, Adebayor), Premier League, February 2012
Tottenham 2 (Van der Vaart, Walker) Arsenal 1 (Ramsey), Premier League, October 2011, Premier League
Spurs have lost just one of their last seven home games against Arsenal.
Gareth Bale has scored more goals against Arsenal than any other team since joining Spurs.
The 41 games between the side has produced a record 121 goals.
Tottenham have score more goals from outside the area than any other team this season (11).
Tottenham to win: 2.34
Arsenal to win: 3.3
Arsenal 4 – 4 Tottenham
North London derbies are rarely uneventful, but this eight goal thriller is regarded by many to be the best of all-time.
Bottom of the league and in Harry Redknapp’s second game in charge, they trailed Arsenal 4–2 as the game approached the final minute of regular time.
But Jermaine Jenas scored in the 90 minute, before Aaron Lennon remarkably scored a dramatic equaliser deep into stoppage time to stun Arsenal.
TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 4pm, highlights on BBC1 at 10.25pm on Sunday.
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