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Preview: Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal

Arsenal are not in great form in the Premier League at the moment, but fans should be optimistic ahead of the North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.

The Gunners will take on Tottenham away from home at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday evening.

Mikel Arteta’s side are not playing well in the league at the moment and lost to Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium last weekend.

Arsenal are as low as 14th in the Premier League table with 13 points from 10 matches, while Spurs currently find themselves at the top of the standings with 21 points from 10 matches.

Spurs will head into the match full of confidence, but the win against Rapid Vienna in the Europa League on Thursday will boost Arsenal’s self-conviction as well.

Arsenal team news

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has told Football.London that Thomas Partey will train ahead of the North London derby.

The Ghana international defensive midfielder has not played for the Gunners since the start of last month when he suffered a thigh injury against Aston Villa.

David Luiz could also be part of the squad after suffering a cut in his head against Wolves last weekend.

Tottenham Hotspur team news

Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho has told Football.London that Harry Kane will be fit to play in the North London club.

It remains to be seen if star defender Toby Alderweireld plays as well. The Belgium international has had a groin problem, but he trained this week.

Stats and figures

  • Tottenham have scored 21 goals and have conceded nine goals in the league.
  • Arsenal have scored 10 goals and have conceded 12 goals in the league.
  • Spurs are unbeaten in their last nine league games and have won four successive competitive matches at home.
  • Arsenal have lost five of their past eight Premier League games.
  • Mikel Arteta has not won in any of his seven league games as a player and a manager against Jose Mourinho.

Prediction

It will be hard for Arsenal fans to accept, but Tottenham will head into the match as favourites, However, that does not mean that they will win it. Arsenal have shown that they can get their act together, and Arteta will have his players fired up for the North London derby. Alexandre Lacazette playing as a number 10 behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could make things difficult for Mourinho’s team.

Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Arsenal

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