In the much-anticipated opening North London derby of the season, Arsenal will face Tottenham on Sunday. Both teams are confident going into the contest.
The Gunners have not yet played at their best this season, but they have yet to experience a loss. They are currently fourth in the Premier League and unbeaten in Europe after a convincing win against PSV that featured their finest offensive performance of the year.
Following their thrilling victory the previous time out, Spurs enter the weekend ranked second in the table with 13 points through five games. Ange Postecoglou’s team trailed Sheffield United in the eighth minute of stoppage time and appeared headed for an unexpected loss at home, but they pulled off an incredible comeback victory.
However, a trip to the Emirates Stadium will be their most difficult of the year so far and will be a good indication of where Spurs are in their rebuilding process under the new manager.
Arsenal vs Tottenham is scheduled for a 2pm BST kick-off time on Sunday 24 September, 2023.
London’s Emirates Stadium will serve as the venue.
TV station where you can watch Arsenal vs. Tottenham: Live coverage of the match will start at 1pm BST on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football in the UK.
Subscribers may watch the competition live online through the Sky Go app.
Live blog: Follow all the action during the game on Standard Sport’s live blog, which will feature in-person analysis from Simon Collings and Dan Kilpatrick.
Given that Gabriel Martinelli missed the victory over PSV owing to the hamstring injury he sustained at Goodison Park, he is questionable for Arsenal. Leandro Trossard will probably remain in the left of the front three positions.
Thomas Partey is still sidelined, and the Gunners are anticipated to choose a team that is identical to the one that excelled in the Champions League. Fabio Vieira’s drive for the starting spot could put Kai Havertz’s position on the team in jeopardy. It’s anticipated that David Raya will stay in goal.
Due to an ACL injury sustained in training, Ivan Perisic will not play for Tottenham. It is uncertain whether the Croatian will play again this year.
Richarlison impressed off the bench against Sheffield United and is vying for a starting berth, so Ange Postecoglou’s major call will be up front. Heung-min Son would presumably go to the left wing as a result, leaving Manor Solomon out.
Bryan Gil, Rodrigo Bentancur, and Giovani Lo Celso are not yet prepared to go back.
Prediction for Tottenham vs. Arsenal
This was a match that the home team had controlled up until Arsenal’s victory at Spurs the previous season.
Since Tottenham’s victory at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League 13 years ago, the Gunners have likely been at their strongest, especially at home.
Arsenal demonstrated against PSV exactly how dangerous they can be when given space, so Postecoglou’s team is likely to attempt to take the game to them. The Gunners’ front line is in excellent form and can give the red side of North London another memorable derby day.
Arsenal to win, 3-1.
Arsenal wins: 85
Tottenham wins: 67
Arsenal vs Tottenham latest odds
Arsenal to win: 8/15
Tottenham to win: 7/2