Arsenal vs Tottenham: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

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Cagey Tie Could Go Either Way


Mikel Arteta’s side have won just 11 of their 27 league matches this season and suffered 11 defeats, which is just one fewer than Fulham in 18th and the same as struggling Brighton & Hove Albion.


Arsenal are seven points behind seventh-placed Tottenham on the same number of matches, and it is incredibly difficult to imagine the Gunners finishing in a potential European spot, which as mentioned, places a lot of pressure on their current Europa League campaign.


Spurs will enter Sunday’s North London derby off the back of a positive result in the Europa League, with Harry Kane scoring twice in a 2-0 home success over Dinamo Zagreb. In all competitions, Tottenham have now won their last five matches, including their last three in the Premier League against Burnley, Fulham and Crystal Palace.


Arsenal’s home form this term has been indifferent, but Tottenham have also found it difficult to show consistency on their travels, dropping points in seven of their 13 league fixtures away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and Sunday’s clash with the Gunners should be a fascinating affair.


Mourinho has lost just two of his 22 matches as a manager against Arsenal, and its tough to see a home victory in this match. Arsenal have certainly shown improvement in recent weeks, though, and they are more than capable of making it a tough afternoon for their bitter rivals. Expect a close match at the Emirates Stadium and perhaps, a low-scoring draw.