ARSENAL host Tottenham at the Emirates in a crunch North London derby TODAY.
The Gunners started the season in woeful fashion, but have now won their last three games on the bounce in all competitions. While Spurs have gone four without victory.
Start time: 7.45pm BST
TV/Live stream: Sky Sports Football
Arsenal XI: 32 Ramsdale; 18 Tomiyasu, 4 White, 6 Gabriel, 3 Tierney; 5 Partey, 34 Xhaka; 7 Saka, 8 Odegaard, 10 Smith Rowe; 14 Aubameyang
Tottenham XI: 1 Lloris; 25 Tanganga, 6 Sanchez, 15 Dier, 3 Reguilon; 28 Ndombele, 5 Hojbjerg, 20 Dele; 27 Lucas Moura, 10 Kane, 7 Son
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When is Arsenal vs Tottenham?
- Arsenal vs Tottenham takes place on Sunday, September 26 – TODAY.
- The match kicks off at 4.30pm.
- The Emirates Stadium plays host.
What TV channel and live stream is Arsenal vs Tottenham on?
Arsenal vs Tottenham will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event & Premier League.
Sky begin their coverage at 4pm.
What is the team news?
Arsenal boast a fully-fit squad ahead of their North London derby clash with Tottenham, Mikel Arteta has confirmed.
Kieran Tierney is also fit to play having appeared in some discomfort during last weekend’s 1-0 win over Burnley.
Ahead of the North London derby, Arteta confirmed: “Hopefully everyone is available, so good news.
“We have one more session before the game, but in general everyone is feeling good. It’s good. Let’s continue like this.”
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR SUBSTITUTES
22 Gollini, 4 Romero, 11 Gil, 12 Emerson, 14 Rodon, 18 Lo Celso, 29 Skipp, 33 Davies, 44 Scarlett
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR XI
1 Lloris; 25 Tanganga, 6 Sanchez, 15 Dier, 3 Reguilon; 28 Ndombele, 5 Hojbjerg, 20 Dele; 27 Lucas Moura, 10 Kane, 7 Son
1 Leno, 9 Lacazette, 15 Maitland-Niles, 16 Holding, 17 Cedric, 20 Nuno Tavares, 23 Sambi Lokonga, 35 Martinelli
32 Ramsdale; 18 Tomiyasu, 4 White, 6 Gabriel, 3 Tierney; 5 Partey, 34 Xhaka; 7 Saka, 8 Odegaard, 10 Smith Rowe; 14 Aubameyang
ONE TO REMEMBER
Tottenham travel the short distance to their rivals today knowing they have a less than impressive record when it comes to matches at the home of the Gunners.
In a run stretching back to 1992, Spurs have won just one of their last 28 league games at Arsenal, drawing 11 and losing 16 in the process.
However, Spurs’ only victory in that time was a special one that will live long in the memory of those there to witness it.
Trailing 2-0 to first half goals from Samir Nasri and Marouane Chamakh, Harry Redknapp’s team hit back in style after the break through Gareth Bale, a Rafael van der Vaart penalty and Younes Kaboul’s late winner.
1-0 TO THE ARSENAL
After a disastrous start to the season that left them rooted to the bottom of the Premier League with zero points and zero goals, Arsenal are fighting their way back into form.
Consecutive wins over Norwich and Burnley by a single goal have been far from pretty, but have helped to elevate the Gunners up the table while re-establish an old `Highbury favourite.
And should the home fans find themselves chanting ‘1-0 to the Arsenal’ again at full time today, it will be the first time since August 2008 that the club have registered three successive 1-0 scorelines.
NORTH LONDON CALLING
Good afternoon and welcome to the Emirates Stadium for our live coverage of the Premier League clash between rivals Arsenal and Tottenham.
Despite its early billing in the season, this North London derby appears of the upmost importance – especially to the managers of these two stuttering giants of the English game.
Mikel Arteta may have steadied the Arsenal ship with consecutive league wins, but the humiliation of a home defeat inflicted by their near neighbours will again have his critics baying for blood.
The under-pressure Spaniard made wholesale changes for Wednesday’s League Cup tie with Wimbledon, and, as a result, has a fresh and fully fit squad to choose from, which includes Granit Xhaka after three matches out through suspension.
New Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo has no reason to fear for his future yet although the result of his first North London derby is likely to set the mood for weeks to come.
After a trio of 1-0 wins to begin his reign, recent defeats and displays have been a concern, none more so than the alarming second half capitulation at home to Chelsea last weekend.
The Portuguese coach now needs to get Harry Kane firing and there is no better time nor place that today’s trip to the old enemy.
The England captain will make his 250th Premier League appearance this afternoon but is yet to embark on the goal trail this campaign; perhaps the return of Lucas Moura will supply the striker with the ammunition needed to blow away the Gunners.
Kick-off at the Emirates is set for 4.30pm, and we’ll soon have news of the two teams as part of our continued pre-match build-up.