The Premier League returns this weekend as Arsenal take on Tottenham Hotspur in an exciting North London derby at the Emirates Stadium.
Mikel Arteta’ side have made a impressive start to the 2022-23 season, winning six of their seven matches to be at the top of the table.
Their spectacular start even convinced Arsene Wenger that they could win the Premier League title this season.
However, their only Big Six clash against Manchester United ended in defeat and now they have a chance to prove their title credentials by beating Spurs on Saturday.
The Gunners were brilliant in their previous league encounter as they outclassed Brentford 3-0 at the Gtech Community Stadium. Fabio Vieira, William Saliba and Gabriel Jesus were all target as the visitors avenged their 2-0 loss last season.
Tottenham, on the other hand, bounced back from their Champions League defeat to Sporting Lisbon by thrashing Leicester City 6-2 before the international break.
Son Heung-min ended his poor run of form in some style as the South Korean notched a hat-trick after being introduced into the match in the second-half.
While Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Rodrigo Bentacur also earned their names on the scoresheet to complete the rout.
Arsenal have a chance to sit pretty at the top of the league table and they will likely put their best efforts to win the upcoming match against their bitter rivals.
Their recent home record should give them a lot of confidence as the Gunners have been victorious in all their last six Premier League encounters at the Emirates Stadium.
Tottenham have seen great improvement since Antonio Conte took over the club. Spurs’ improvement was also seen in the derby last season as they outclassed their rivals 3-0 in May. The same side were beaten 3-1 at the Emirates when Nuno Espirito Santo was at the helm of affairs.
However, the Lilywhites have endured a dismal record at Arsenal’s home stadium in recent years. They have failed to win any of their previous 11 North London derbies away form home in the English top-flight.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will be dealing with several injuries this weekend, with Mohamed Elneny, Emile Smith Rowe and Cedric Soares all sidelined. However, the English boss will be hoping to have Oleksandr Zinchenko, Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney back in the squad.
Martin Odegaard was in action for Norway during the international break and he is likely to be involved on Saturday as well.
Meanwhile, Tottenham also have their own injury woes, with Hugo Lloris’ availablity doubtful after he withdrew from the national squad with a thigh issue.
The Lilywhites will be hoping to have Ben Davies and Lucas Moura back from injury for the important derby.
Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur Potential line-ups
Arsenal: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Jesus
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris; Romero, Dier, Lenglet; Perisic, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Sessegnon; Richarlison, Kane, Son
How to Watch?
Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur, alongside all other Premier League matches this season, is available to watch online via live soccer streams.
Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur Prediction
Arsenal have the home advantage but the Gunners haven’t been able to keep a clean sheet in their previous six home derby matches in the Premier League. Conte’s side have plenty of quality up-front and they are expected to score at least a goal at the Emirates Stadium.
A draw seems to be a likely result on Saturday.
Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
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