English Premier League | Arsenal vs Tottenham: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

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This Could Go Either Way


Martin Odegaard endeared himself to the Arsenal fans straight away with a goal in last season’s Emirates North London derby – although the Gunners faithful were not there to witness it – but plenty in Turf Moor were treated to a slice of Scandinavian magic last weekend.


The Gunners’ previous win over Norwich City means that they enter the North London derby on the back of three wins and three clean sheets on the spin – with Mikel Arteta reaping the rewards of having his first-choice defenders available – but they remain in a disappointing 13th place in the fledgling standings.


However, Arsenal have not failed to score in a Premier League meeting at home to Tottenham since the turn of the millennium, and given their rivals’ recent run of form, Arteta’s side are the ones with the wind in their sails before Sunday’s mouthwatering contest.


Owing to their recent setbacks in league action, Tottenham have now dropped to seventh in the table and can still only boast a measly three goals – by far the fewest in the top half – but their hosts Arsenal only have two strikes of their own to show for their efforts.


Arsenal claimed a 2-1 win in this fixture last term during Jose Mourinho’s tenure in charge of Tottenham – although Spurs did prevail 2-0 at home a few months prior – and the visitors have won just one of their last 28 away games against Arsenal in the top flight.

DPP Verdict

A lack of ruthlessness from both Arsenal and Tottenham has been evident over the past few weeks, but Sunday provides the perfect opportunity for one of Aubameyang or Kane to kickstart a revival in individual fortunes and set their side on the way to a memorable success. Arteta and Santo should both be viewing Sunday’s derby as a winnable fixture, and Emirates encounters between the two sides are always fiery spectacles – which we do not expect to change here – and we are backing Arsenal’s improved form and defensive resilience to help get them over the line in front of a raucous home crowd.