Premier League: Tottenham vs Arsenal match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League fixture at White Hart Lane

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Arsenal and Spurs were inseparable when they met to contest the North London derby at the Emirates earlier in the season and another tight affair looks set to be on the cards tomorrow, considering the recent good form of the two sides.

Last out Arsenal put five past a hapless Aston Villa – Santi Cazorla once again stole the show with two assists and a goal from the spot, while Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil returned with goals in place of the injured Alexis Sanchez.

Meanwhile, Tottenham left the Hawthorns with all three points to put them two outside of the top four and hot on the heels of Arsenal. Harry Kane secured his 19th and 20th of the season at the expense of Tony Pulis’ new look Baggies, and he will be out to replicate a similar performance against the Gunners.

Aside from Kane a number of players have been effective in front of goal in the league for Spurs this season. Christian Eriksen has nine to his name and fellow midfielder Nacer Chadli has seven. Arsenal on the other hand come into the game having not conceded in three, with Francis Coquelin finding a new lease of life in the middle of the park.

KICK-OFF: Saturday 12:45

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Arsenal 1 (Oxlade-Chamberlain) Tottenham 1 (Chadli), Premier League, September 2014

Tottenham 0 Arsenal 1 (Rosicky), Premier League, March 2014  

Arsenal 2 (Cazorla, Rosicky) Tottenham 0, FA Cup, January 2014

 

STATS…

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has scored four and assisted three in his last six Premier League appearances against Tottenham.

Tottenham and Arsenal have drawn a record 18 times in the Premier League.

Olivier Giroud is in great form and comes into the derby having netted five in his last six Premier League appearances.

Spurs come into the game unbeaten in their last six Premier League matches at home.

Tottenham have been unable to secure victory over Arsenal in the last four meetings and have only beaten them once in the last seven fixtures.

ODDS…

Tottenham to win: 9.4

Arsenal to win: 6.5

Draw: 5.2

TV: Live on BT Sport 1, Highlights on BBC1 at 10:30pm

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