Tottenham have lost successive Premier League matches and now need to look over their shoulder with Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea closing in. Defeat here would leave Arsenal only one point behind them.
Arsenal warmed up for Saturday’s North London derby with a 5-1 win over Bournemouth. They will be full of confidence heading into Saturday’s early kick-off and will hope to have caught Tottenham at the perfect moment.
The Gunners have failed to score in their last two away matches to Tottenham and are winless in the last three. You’d expect Unai Emery’s side to find the back of the net here but whether they will have enough to beat their rivals remains to be seen.
Tottenham- Eric Dier could continue to miss out as he recovers from tonsillitis. Dele Alli and Vincent Janssen are not expected back either.
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Kierian Trippier will likely lose his place in the starting XI after a poor showing in Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat away to Chelsea. Danny Rose should also return on the opposite flank.
Jan Vertonghen will return to the side if he can shake off a minor hip injury and that will facilitate Tottenham moving to a back three.
Arsenal- Sead Kolasinac came off before the hour mark in Arsenal’s 5-1 win over Bournemouth on Wednesday with a niggling muscle injury. He is a doubt for Saturday. Laurent Koscielny is also a doubt but should be fine for the North London derby.
As neither Stephan Lichtsteiner nor Ainsley Maitland-Niles were fit enough in midweek, Carl Jenkinson was given a rare start and may have to be considered again here.
Granit Xhaka, Shkodran Mustafi, Alexandre Lacazette and Aaron Ramsey will push for starts after being rested in midweek.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 11 of Arsenal’s last 13 away games (Premier League).
Arsenal have been winning at both half time and full time in their last 3 matches in Premier League.
Arsenal have won 5 of their last 6 matches (Premier League).
Tottenham have won their last 3 home Premier League matches.
Tottenham have seen under 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches against Arsenal in all competitions.
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