Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur: All You Need To Know About The Premier League Match
Premier League 2017/18: Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur Match Previews
Arsenal and Tottenham go head to head on Sunday in the first Premier League north London derby of the 2017-18 season.
Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs have started the season brightly by qualifying for the Champions League last-16, but sit eight points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City in the title race.
Arsenal are even further behind Spurs as Arsene Wenger’s men trail City by 12 points, sitting sixth after losing four of their opening 11 League games to put pressure on their long-serving manager.
Though there is still plenty left to play for this season, a defeat for either side would seriously dent their title ambitions before another tricky festive fixture pile-up.
Match Details :
Date : Saturday, November 18.
Time : 12:30 BST/ 17:00 IST
Venue : Emirates Stadium.
TV Broadcast : Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event channels(UK)/ Star Sports Select 1/HD1 (India)
Live Streaming Link : www.Ronaldo7.net
Team News :
Olivier Giroud is a major doubt for Arsenal with a thigh injury picked up on international duty, though the France striker was unlikely to start the derby.
Rob Holding is unlikely to return, but there is more hope for David Ospina and Shkodran Mustafi. Santi Cazorla remains a long-term absentee.
Tottenham Hotspur :
Tottenham are facing an injury crisis ahead of the north London derby, with a number of key players currently out of action.
Goalkeepers Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm are both out along with defenders Toby Alderweireld (hamstring) and Jan Vertonghen (ankle), while Victor Wanyama is still battling to return – Vertonghen should recover in time, though Lloris faces a race to be fit.
Pochettino expects Dele Alli to be back in time for the trip to the Emirates despite the midfielder pulling out of England’s recent squad for the November international break.
Harry Kane (knee) and Harry Winks (ankle) both also departed from Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions squad due to injury setbacks, though the striker will return against Arsenal provided he suffers no further problems.
Predicted line-ups :
Arsenal starting XI: Cech; Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal; Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolasinac; Ozil, Sanchez; Lacazette.
Tottenham starting XI: Lloris; Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies; Trippier, Dembele, Dier, Rose; Eriksen, Alli; Kane.
Head To Head Records :
Total Matches Played : 193
Arsenal Won : 80
Tottenham Won : 62
Matches Drawn : 51
My Score Prediction :
Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur