The return of the Premier League after the international break sees Tottenham head across North London to take on their bitter rivals Arsenal, in what is set to be a mouth watering clash.
Arsenal fans find themselves in dreamland after their club’s exceptional start to this year’s campaign. After 7 games, the Gunners are in top spot, thanks to wins against Palace, Leicester, Bournemouth, Brentford, Villa and Fulham.
It was an exceptional transfer window for the 3 time Premier League champions.
The signings of Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Fabio Viera, alongside the introduction of William Saliba to the first team looks to have rejuvenated the squad, and they look heavy favourites to qualify for the Champions League after a 7 year absence from the competition.
Although Mikel Arteta’s side are on a hot run of form, they will know this won’t be an easy challenge by any means, as Antonio Conte has also got his Spurs team grinding out results.
Tottenham sit in third place after the first 7 rounds and they are yet to lose a game. The Lilywhites will know that a win at the Emirates will take them above their biggest rivals, which adds extra spice to an occasion that is already set to be a fiery affair.
Is Arsenal vs Tottenham on TV? Channel and live stream
UK viewers can watch this afternoon’s North London derby live on BT Sport 1 or BT Sport ultimate, and also via a livestream on the BT Sport app or website.
It will be the first game in this weekend’s round of Premier League football, with kick-off scheduled for 12:30pm BST.
Arsenal vs Tottenham Team News
Mikel Arteta is facing an injury crisis, with 8 first team players potentially unable to play in today’s clash.
There are currently doubts over the availability of Partey, Odegaard, Zinchenko, Tierney, Tomiyasu and Ben White, who are all key figures for the Gunners.
The only player in the Tottenham side guaranteed to miss the match is Lucas Moura, but it remains to be seen whether Hugo Lloris and Ben Davies can recover from their respective injuries in time for this afternoon.