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Arsenal v Tottenham Premier League Preview

Posted on December 01, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal host arch-rivals Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium in what could prove to be a crucial north London derby.

Arsenal extended their recent unbeaten run to 18 matches in a 3-0 win against Vorskla in the Europa League on Thursday night. Unai Emery’s side are also now unbeaten in their last 11 top-flight games, so head into this clash in confident mood.

The Gunners have a strong home record in the Premier League, as they have lost just one of their last 12 league games at the Emirates Stadium while recording nine wins.

A big factor in the Gunners recent good home form is their attacking threat, as the home side has scored at least two goals in 13 of their last 17 home games in the Premier League.

When it comes recent encounters between these two teams at the Emirates Stadium, the home side are unbeaten in eight games in all competitions.

A victory in this clash would move Arsenal level on points with the third place visitors in the table.

Tottenham heads into this clash on the back of a run of seven wins in their last eight Premier League games. The only blip in that run was a narrow home defeat by reigning champions and league leaders Manchester City.

The visitors have also won their last six games in all competitions, so will just as the home side will be heading into this clash in good spirits.

Sours have also been in good form on their travels of late in the top-flight, winning seven of their last eight away matches, including their last five games.

Mauricio Pochettino’s team has been relatively prolific on their travels of late, scoring at least twice in five of their last eight away games in the top-flight. The visitors have also kept clean sheets in three of their last four outings in away games.

Team News

Konstantinos Mavropanos, Danny Welbeck and Nacho Monreal will miss out due to injury, while Laurent Koscielny looks unlikely to figure due to a lack of match fitness. Striker Alexandre Lacazette is also a fitness doubt.

Tottenham are without Davinson Sanchez, Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele due to injury, winger Erik Lamela and full-back Kieran Trippier are also doubts for the visitors.

Betting News

Arsenal are slight favourites for the victory in this game at odds of 13/8, while Tottenham are odds of 7/4 and the draw is odds of 13/5.

Both teams head into this clash in good form and confident mood. Arsenal fans will be hoping that the Gunners will come out on top in what could be a close encounter.

Will Arsenal defeat Tottenham on Sunday afternoon?

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