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Tottenham v Arsenal Premier League preview

Posted on February 09, 2018 by David Nugent

On Saturday lunchtime, Tottenham host Arsenal at Wembley in a crucial north London derby.

The home side are fifth in the table. However, they are just a point behind fourth-place Chelsea in the race for a Champions League spot. Mauricio Pochettino’s side drew 2-2 at Liverpool last time out. However, they needed a stoppage-time penalty kick from striker Harry Kane to rescue anything from the game.

The draw means that the home side are now undefeated in their last seven Premier League outings, although three of their last five league games have finished in draws.

Spurs have lost just once at home in the league this season, remaining unbeaten for the last 12 home games at Wembley. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have won five of their last six home games in the league, also scoring two or more in five of their last six home outings.

Arsenal heads into this game four points behind their north London rivals and five points behind fourth-place Chelsea in the race for the Champions League spots.

The Gunners recorded a resounding 5-1 victory over Everton last time out in the top-flight. However, their recent form in the Premier League has been inconsistent.

Arsene Wenger’s side tends to be involved in a lot of high scoring games, with over 2.5 goals scored in seven of their last eight games in the top-flight.

The visitors have a poor recent away record in the Premier League, having won just three of their last 13 games on their travels in the top-flight.

In fact, the Gunners have won just one of their last six away games in the league, losing their last two games on their travels. The visitors have also conceded two or more goals in three of their last four away games.

Team News

Tottenham have a fully-fit squad heading into this derby clash. Brazilian attacking midfielder Lucas Moura is lacking match fitness. However, he could still play a part in this game.

For Arsenal Santi Cazorla remains sidelined, while Petr Cech, Nacho Monreal and Danny Welbeck are all still doubts for the clash.

Betting News

Tottenham are favourites to win this clash at evens, while Arsenal are 14/5 to record an away win, while the draw is odds of 11/4.

This clash is a tough one for the Gunners and like any derby, it is set to be fiercely contested. Hopefully, Arsenal will come away from the national stadium with a positive result.

Will Arsenal win at Wembley on Saturday?

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