Premier League: Arsenal vs Tottenham preview

Arsenal are looking to bounce back from the defeat at Manchester City before the international break and their fans would be very pleased if they would pull it off on Saturday, when they host rivals Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium in the North London Derby. Tottenham snatched a 1-1 draw at Arsenal last season before winning 2-0 at White Hart Lane. Arsenal have won just one of the last seven meetings with Tottenham in all competitions, the Spurs won two, and four ended in draws.

Arsenal dropped to sixth place in the Premier League table before the international break after losing 3-1 at runaway leaders Manchester City. That was their fourth Premier League defeat in eleven matches this season, definitely not the kind of form a team needs to mount a title challenge. Arsenal are unbeaten in their last six home matches against Tottenham and have lost just eight of their last ninety matches at home in the Premier League. Shkodran Mustafi, Olivier Giroud, Rob Holding and David Ospina could recover from their injuries in time, while Laurent Koscielny is another fitness doubt for Arsene Wenger.

Tottenham squeezed past Crystal Palace 1-0 before the international break to remain third in the Premier League table, eight points behind leaders Manchester City. They have won four of their five away matches in the Premier League this season. However, their record against the Premier League top six is still poor, they have won just one of the last 16 away matches at England's big teams. Victor Wanyama and Toby Alderweireld are injured, while Hugo Lloris and Dele Alli will have to go through late fitness tests. Erik Lamela, Harry Winks and Michel Vorm are also major injury doubts ahead of Saturday's match.

Probable line-ups:

Arsenal: Cech - Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal - Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolasinac - Ozil, Sanchez - Lacazette

Tottenham: Lloris - D. Sanchez, Dier, Vertonghen - Trippier, Eriksen, Dembele, Alli, Davies - Kane, Son Heung-Min

My prediction: Tottenham to win 3-2.

Here are the odds for the match at Bet365:

Arsenal win - 2.29
Draw - 3.50
Tottenham win - 2.87

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  • Bulgaria sharpe


    That was maybe the best production from Arsenal this season and they gave Spurs no chance this time.
    Spurs looked anaemic and eve n tired, right they have few injuries too but I think Tottenham weakness is in snorter number of players they using compared to all other "big six teams"
    The mentality is also important if not the vital thing here and Spurs are just disastrous away from home to the other leading teams in the PL just can't win the league if you don't perform in this kind of matches I think.

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