Tottenham vs Arsenal: Line-ups
Spurs Have the Edge
Jose Mourinho’s men are currently enjoying the longest unbeaten run in the Premier League, having not lost since the opening day. That has seen Spurs rise to the top of the table, above champions Liverpool on goal difference heading into the weekend, and another win on Sunday would see them pass the latest test of their title credentials.
Mikel Arteta’s side come into this match having won just one of their last six top-flight outings, losing four. Defeat against Wolves last weekend was a third on the bounce at home and, while they have actually fared better on the road so far this season.
Tottenham’s talisman Harry Kane faces a race against time to be fit for this one, having picked up an apparent muscle injury and subsequently missed out in midweek. Kane’s back-up striker Carlos Vinicius also has a question mark hanging over his head, but Mourinho is hopeful that the Benfica loanee, Sergio Reguilon and Toby Alderweireld will be fit for this one.
The Gunners are still without the suspended Nicolas Pepe, but they could be boosted by an early return for Thomas Partey, who is set to be back in training ahead of this match. David Luiz will also be assessed ahead of kickoff after the sickening clash of heads between himself and Raul Jimenez last weekend.
Arsenal’s Premier League form is poor at the moment whereas Tottenham are flying and can smell a title challenge. Add the return of fans into the mix and Spurs will be rubbing their hands in anticipation of this match as they look to add to Arsenal’s woes this season.