English Premier League Arsenal versus Tottenham Preview

English Premier League Arsenal versus Tottenham Preview 1

English Premier League Arsenal versus Tottenham Preview

English Premier League Arsenal versus Tottenham Preview. In-form Tottenham could put daylight between themselves and North London rivals Arsenal with a win at the Emirates on Sunday, but they are without an away win in this fixture in the Premier League since 2010 – and have only won two of their Premier League matches away to Arsenal since the English top flight was reformed in 1992. Arsenal got back to winning ways at the weekend and can end Spurs’ current winning streak thanks to their home advantage.

Arsenal Team News

Arsenal are currently on a run of 17 matches without defeat, although four of their last seven outings have ended in draws. They are fifth in the league, just one point off the top four and are through to the next phase of the Europa League.

Alexandre Lacazette is expected to return after missing last week’s win at Bournemouth and he could be joined in the squad by fit-again compatriot Laurent Koscielny – though a start for the defender seems unlikely. Danny Welbeck (ankle), Nacho Monreal (hamstring) and Kostas Mavropanos (groin) are all ruled out.

Tottenham Team News

Mauricio Pochettino’s men claimed a 2-1 win over Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday thanks to Christian Eriksen’s late strike. Prior to that win against Inter, Tottenham had secured an impressive 3-1 victory over previously unbeaten Chelsea in their last domestic outing.

Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen returned for the Champions League win at Inter Milan, and Rose could come into the starting line-up for Sunday’s match. Kieran Trippier is rated unlikely with a groin injury, meaning Serge Aurier to continue at right-back, while Mousa Dembele (ankle), Davinson Sanchez and Victor Wanyama (both hamstring) are definitely out.

English Premier League Arsenal versus Tottenham Preview 2

Arsenal versus Tottenham Preview

As always Arsenal will look to play on the front foot with Lacazette and Aubameyang carrying the team’s attacking threat. Both men have great understanding but could find things difficult against a tight Spurs backline. Lucas Torreira has been impressive in midfield for Arsenal this season and the Uruguayan could be tasked with marking Eriksen.

Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min all got on the score sheet in the victory over Chelsea and are in contention to feature on Sunday. Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura were both on the bench last weekend and could be set for a return to the starting line up.

Recent renewals of the North London derby have been tight encounters. Sunday’s clash looks set to follow a similar pattern with both teams likely to settle for a draw.

Ah Fat Predicts a Draw

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