All eyes will be on north London Saturday lunchtime when Arsenal host Tottenham in a monstrous Premier League encounter on Saturday.
The north London derby is the sixth highest scoring fixture in Premier League history. Whether it’s brilliance by David Bentley or heroics from Thierry Henry, there have been some magical moments over the years.
Mauricio Pochettino, who could celebrate his 100th victory as Spurs boss, has yet to lose a Premier League north London derby as the shift of power has swung away from Arsene Wenger’s side.
However, Arsenal have won their opening five home Premier League games for the first time since 2009 and Tottenham have won one of their last 24 Premier League visits to Arsenal.
Arsenal will hand late fitness tests to Shkodran Mustafi and Danny Welbeck.
Mustafi has been sidelined since the start of October with a hamstring issue, while a groin injury suffered in the 2-1 defeat at Watford has kept Welbeck out for the past month.
Both could be in contention to face Spurs although Olivier Giroud is out after injuring his thigh on international duty with France while Santi Cazorla (ankle) is a long-term absentee.
Harry Kane is among a number of Tottenham players set for late fitness tests.
Kane is hoping to shake off a knee injury while Dele Alli (hamstring), Harry Winks (ankle), Hugo Lloris (groin) and Michel Vorm (knee) will also have to be assessed.
Toby Alderweireld and Victor Wanyama remain out with hamstring and knee problems respectively, while Erik Lamela has only recently recovered from a long-standing hip injury.
Arsenal haven’t won any of their last six Premier League meetings with Spurs (D4 L2) – their longest ever winless run against their rivals in league competition.
Tottenham have won only two of their last 32 away league visits to face Arsenal (W2 D13 L17), winning 3-1 at Highbury in May 1993 and 3-2 at the Emirates in November 2010.
Meetings between these sides in the Premier League have seen both teams score on 34 occasions – more than any other fixture in the competition.
In the last seven Premier League meetings between these sides at the Emirates, the side scoring first has only gone on to win once – with Arsenal securing a 1-0 win in September 2013 thanks to Olivier Giroud’s goal.
Indeed, Tottenham have dropped 37 points from leading positions in Premier League games against Arsenal, more than any other side has against another in the competition’s history.
Arsenal have won their opening five home games to a Premier League season for the first time since 2009-10. They last won their first six at home in 2007-08.
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