Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal preview: Crew information, match info and prediction

Will Antonio Conte or Mikel Arteta come out on high on Sunday?

Arsenal face an enormous check of their Premier League title credentials on Sunday once they make the quick journey to arch-rivals Tottenham.

Mikel Arteta’s Gunners, searching for their first league title since 2004, begin the weekend 5 factors away from second-placed Manchester Metropolis.

Fifth-played Spurs are vying to win 4 consecutive house league matches in opposition to Arsenal for the primary time.

“I feel the gamers are in emotional state,” stated Arteta.

“They’re excited, they’re having fun with taking part in collectively and clearly we’re in place. Now we have to now enhance lots of issues and keep lots of the great issues which have taken us this far.”

Nevertheless, Arteta did admit they could have to alter their “behaviour” after the membership had been charged with failing to regulate their gamers. That was for his or her indignant response to not getting a penalty in Monday’s FA Cup win over Oxford United.

“I want to not touch upon that [charge],” he stated. “Something we will do to enhance we’ll at all times have a dialog with our gamers, the employees, as a membership as nicely to see what we will do higher, if we now have to alter any behaviour.”

Spurs boss Antonio Conte has referred to as on each units of gamers to respect referee Craig Pawson this weekend.

“You must present respect in each scenario and particularly additionally with the referee as a result of I do know very nicely the issue to be a referee, to make selections,” the Italian stated.

“I feel to intimidate or to create a nasty ambiance shouldn’t be honest. I do not like this. I hate the folks that attempt to do it. Remember that we’re at all times speaking a couple of recreation of soccer.”

Arsenal are on an 11-game unbeaten run within the Premier League, whereas Spurs have misplaced 5 of their final 11, together with October’s 3-1 loss at Emirates Stadium.

‘Arsenal have to point out they’ll face favorites tag’

Arsenal went into the weekend with a five-point lead over Manchester Metropolis on the high of the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola’s aspect misplaced 2-1 at Manchester United on Saturday, which means Arteta’s aspect might end the weekend eight factors clear.

Talking on Friday, Conte stated: “If you end up on the high of the league the notion of your opponents change completely.

“You’re at that second the most effective crew within the league. Because of this, everyone needs to attempt to beat you.

“For certain, Arsenal has to face this case of being favorites to win the league at this second as a result of they’re high of the desk. They’ve to point out they’re good to face one of these scenario.

“Within the final 10 years it was at all times the identical, between [Manchester] Metropolis, Chelsea and Liverpool. Perhaps Leicester.

“Now Arsenal have an ideal alternative. They’re working for a few years on a challenge. They’re doing very nicely. They despatched away lots of gamers, and usher in many gamers they usually spend cash to do it.

“Now they’ve to point out they’ll keep there till the top of the season as a result of I am certain Manchester Metropolis does not agree and can really feel the true risk to win [the title] once more.”

“I feel it’s a battle between Arsenal and Manchester Metropolis.”

TEAM NEWS

Dejan Kulusevsky
Dejan Kulusevski has featured simply eleven for Spurs because the conclusion of the Qatar World Cup

Tottenham winger Dejan Kulusevski is predicted to be match after lacking the previous three matches with a muscle problem.

Ahead Richarlison and midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur face health exams, whereas Lucas Moura stays out with a tendon harm.

Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka was compelled off at Oxford within the FA Cup on Monday, however he’s more likely to be out there.

Forwards Gabriel Jesus and Reiss Nelson are nonetheless sidelined with respective knee and thigh issues.

CHRIS SUTTON’S PREDICTION

I’m wanting ahead to this recreation and it will likely be attention-grabbing sufficient simply to observe the technical areas when Conte and Arteta are each on the market.

On the pitch, it may be far much less of a contest. Arsenal are a a lot better crew, and for many of the season Tottenham’s performances have simply not been ok.

Forecast: 0-3

Sutton’s full predictions v singer-songwriter Gaz Coombes

Home comforts - Tottenham are unbeaten in eight Premier League home games with Arsenal, winning six and drawing two
The away aspect has solely gained one of many previous 24 North London derbies within the high flight – Arsenal’s 1-0 success at White Hart Lane in 2014

MATCH FACTS

face to face

  • Spurs have failed to attain in simply one among their earlier 17 top-flight fixtures with Arsenal – a 2-0 defeat in November 2017.
  • The Gunners are aiming to finish their first league double over Spurs because the 2013-14 season.

tottenham hotspur

  • Tottenham have misplaced three of their previous 4 Premier League house video games, successful the opposite.
  • Spurs have scored 27 of their 37 Premier League targets within the second half of matches this season, greater than another crew.
  • Conversely, they’ve scored simply eleven within the first half of their previous 13 fixtures in all competitions. That was Harry Kane’s purpose versus Leeds in November.
  • Antonio Conte has gained solely two of his 10 matches as a supervisor in opposition to Arsenal (D4, L4).
  • Harry Kane is one wanting equaling Jimmy Greaves as Tottenham’s main scorer with 266 targets for the membership.
  • Kane can also be two shy of 200 Premier League targets and is aiming to turn into the third participant to achieve that milestone after Wayne Rooney and Alan Shearer.
  • He has 9 targets in eight Premier League house video games in opposition to Arsenal.

Arsenal

  • Arsenal have gained all six of their top-flight London derbies this season, maintaining a clear sheet in all three away video games.
  • The Gunners are vying to win seven successive Premier League London derbies for the primary time because the 2007-08 season once they beat Spurs house and away.
  • They will win 5 successive away matches in all competitions for the primary time since September to October 2018 underneath Unai Emery.
  • Six of Arsenal’s eight top-flight clear sheets this season have come away from house.
  • Mikel Arteta has managed Arsenal in six north London derbies with a file of three house wins and three away defeats.
  • Eddie Nketiah has scored 5 occasions in his final 5 appearances in all competitions.

Predict Tottenham Hotspur’s beginning XI for his or her subsequent fixture – bear in mind you may change the formation!

Predict Arsenal’s beginning XI for his or her subsequent fixture – bear in mind you may change the formation!

Everything you need to know about your Premier League team banner

  • Our protection of your Premier League membership is larger and higher than ever earlier than – this is every part you could know to be sure you by no means miss a second

BBC Sport banner footer

Leave a Comment