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Arsenal vs Tottenham: North London derby – LIVE!

Mikel Arteta’s Gunners host Spurs at Emirates Stadium looking to avoid a record sixth straight game without a win against their fiercest rivals.

Tottenham triumphed 2-0 on home soil back in December courtesy of goals from Harry Kane and Heung-min Son and will seek to complete a League double over Arsenal for the first time in almost 30 years.

Jose Mourinho’s resurgent side are in the midst of a four-game winning run across all competitions that has largely coincided with the return to form of Gareth Bale, while another victory on Sunday would take them within three points of the top four.

Mid-table Arsenal, meanwhile, have won only two of their last seven League fixtures and remain 10th, though can take confidence from having lost just twice at home in the top-flight against Tottenham since 1993.

Both teams should be on a high after key Europa League last-16 wins, with the second legs against Olympiacos and Dinamo Zagreb respectively to come this week.

Follow Arsenal vs Tottenham live with Dan Kilpatrick and Simon Collings at Emirates Stadium…

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Arsenal vs Tottenham head to head results

Last meeting: Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal (6/12/2020)

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Tottenham team news

Harry Kane should be fit to start for Tottenham after a knee issue suffered in the 2-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday.

He should start alongside Heung-min Son and the resurgent Gareth Bale, though Jose Mourinho faces a choice over who to deploy as a no10.

Lucas Moura is the likely choice, though Erik Lamela is another option and the likes of Dele Alli and Tanguy Ndombele can also fulfill that role if required.

Toby Alderweireld and Sergio Reguilon should return to the Spurs backline, while Mourinho must choose between Serge Aurier and Matt Doherty at right-back.

Giovani Lo Celso is the visitors’ only absentee.

Tottenham predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Aurier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Ndombele; Bale, Lucas, Son; Kane.

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Arsenal team news

Arsenal have no new injury worries to contend with and, with a 3-1 aggregate lead over Olympiacos, could choose to name an unchanged team today and instead rest players for the Europa League last-16 second-leg match on Thursday.

Emile Smith Rowe is fit again after coming off the bench in Athens, while Thomas Partey started and got 55 minutes under his belt against the Greeks.

Will Arteta opt for the Ghanaian or Dani Ceballos in midfield? Cedric Soares, Pablo Mari and Nicolas Pepe will be among the players hoping to benefit if the Spaniard does decide to mix things up this afternoon.

Arsenal predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Leno; Bellerin, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Willian; Aubameyang.

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Standard Sport prediction

Both teams have improved of late, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Gareth Bale rediscovering their scoring touch while the likes of Willian and Son are proving fine creative assets.

However a mixture of concerns at the back, and Jose Mourinho’s usual tactical plan for such games, means it could be a cagey affair.

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How to watch Arsenal vs Tottenham

TV channel: Today’s match will be televised on Sky Sports’ Premier League and Main Event channels, with coverage beginning at 4pm.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.

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Date, time and venue

Arsenal vs Tottenham is scheduled for a 4.30pm GMT kick-off today – Sunday, March 14, 2021.

The match will be held behind closed doors at Emirates Stadium due to ongoing Government restrictions surrounding Covid-19.

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Welcome to Arsenal vs Tottenham coverage

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport‘s LIVE coverage of the latest north London derby clash.

Fierce capital rivals Arsenal and Tottenham lock horns at Emirates Stadium later this afternoon.

Stay tuned for all the latest build-up, team news and live updates from one of the most eagerly-anticipated fixtures on the Premier League calendar.


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