Recent history suggests Sundays north London derby will be a close match.
Results from their last 10 encounters in all competitions have been almost evenly split with both Tottenham winning on three occasions, Arsenal on two and the four other matches ending in a draw.
Tottenham midfielder Erik Lamela chases down Arsenal ace Matteo Guendouzi in this season’s first north London derby
It’s been all change since their last encounter though. Mauricio Pohcettino’s era has end and Jose Mourinho is now in charge – for better or for worse.
Meanwhile, just down the road, Arsenal now have former player Mikel Arteta as their boss and he’s played in a derby as recently as 2015.
The Premier League clash on Sunday takes place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with the hosts coming off the back of a woeful 0-0 draw with relegation threatened Bournemouth, with Spurs failing to register a shot on target.
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Artetas side though are seeing some positivity having gone five unbeaten and showing some spirit not to lose after going down to 10-men against Leicester in their last match.
In last seasons league match on Tottenham’s turf – Wembley at that point – Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed a vital penalty which cost them a spot in the Champions League.
His strike from 12 yards was saved by Hugo Lloris ensuring the game finished 1-1 in north west London and the Gunners were eventually one point behind their rivals in the table at the end of the campaign.
Arsenal and Spurs played out an enthralling 2-2 draw earlier this season
N17 has not been a happy hunting ground for Arsenal over recent campaigns as they are without a league win there since 2014.
Recent history also suggests that the winner is likely to be the home side with only two of the last 10 matches being won by the visitors. Both also occurred during cup clashes rather than Premier League games.
Last 10 north London derby results
Premier League matches unless stated
November 2015 Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham
March 2016 Tottenham 2-2 Arsenal
November 2016 Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham
April 2017 Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal
November 2017 Arsenal 2-0 Tottenham
February 2018 Tottenham 1-0 Arsenal
December 2018 Arsenal 4-2 Tottenham
December 2018 (EFL Cup) Arsenal 0-2 Tottenham
March 2019 Tottenham 1-1 Arsenal
September 2019 – Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham
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