Arteta on North London derby: ‘It’s special.’ I really like it. I am intense’
Arsenal and Tottenham will put their unbeaten Premier League records on the line as the two in-form rivals clash in the north London derby at the Emirates.
Mikel Arteta’s Gunners and Ange Postecoglou’s Spurs have both made fast starts to the season and are narrowly at the top with four wins and a draw in their first five games.
Postecoglou has made an impressive impression at Tottenham, lifting spirits at the club ahead of his first taste of the derby.
But the new-look Tottenham face their biggest test of the season so far against a dangerous Arsenal attack that beat PSV in their Champions League second leg in midweek.
Follow live updates as Arsenal host Tottenham in the North London derby and Here you will find all current game odds.
Tottenham have hope again – but Ange Postecoglou must learn from Arsenal’s lesson
It had taken Tottenham more than 70 days to appoint a new manager, but a candidate who was at the bottom of the shortlist got off to a great start. He was Manager of the Month in August. September brought a North London derby. Things went terribly and he was released on the first day of November.
For Nuno Espirito Santo do you read Ange Postecoglou? Obviously not; The similarities are superficial and, unlike in 2021, there are many reasons to believe that a random process produced the right man.
But the game plan looks familiar: for the third time in a row, Tottenham are visiting their neighbors at this early stage of the season. It was their seventh league game last season and Antonio Conte’s previously unbeaten side lost 3-1. It was their sixth of 2021 and after Nuno won the August prize with three straight wins, another 3-1 defeat made it their third defeat in a row.
Nuno felt the defeat was worse, partly because Spurs were 3-0 down after 34 minutes and partly because his midfield was a mess. And yet it proved to be the less damaging setback; Although it helped create the impression that the Portuguese was miscast as Tottenham manager, his departure allowed a rise to fourth place, at the expense of Arsenal.
Two years later, Arsenal is a barometer for Postecoglou’s progress, and their rivals look like role models.
Arsenal vs Tottenham preview, by Richard Jolly
Jamie BraidwoodSeptember 24, 2023 12:05 p.m
Arsenal vs Tottenham: The best betting tips
While Arsenal’s 13 points after five games may not have surprised many, few would have thought Tottenham would have reached the same number of points at this early stage of the season.
However, home advantage usually counts for a lot in the North London derby, which is why the latest Premier League odds make Arsenal favorites in this clash.
The Gunners have won five and drawn one of their last six Premier League ties at the Emirates Stadium, with Spurs’ only home win in that time coming in the League Cup.
With this in mind, we have made three predictions for the match, which are listed below along with the latest odds from football betting sites.
Jamie BraidwoodSeptember 24, 2023 12:03
Arsenal vs Tottenham: Early team news
Gabriel Martinelli remains a doubt for the north London derby having featured in Arsenal’s win over Everton last weekend before missing the midweek win over PSV Eindhoven. Elsewhere, Thomas Partey, Mohammed Elneny and Jurrien Timber are still missing.
Ivan Perisic is Spurs’ latest absentee and is likely to miss the season after suffering a cruciate ligament injury this week. The Croatian sits on the treatment table next to Rodrigo Bentancur, Ryan Sessegnon and Bryan Gil. Giovani Lo Celso is close to returning from a thigh injury and could return to action this weekend.
Arsenal XI: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Rice, Havertz; Saka, Jesus, Trossard.
Tottenham XI: Vicario; Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie; Sarr, Bissouma; Kulusevski, Maddison, son; Richarlison.
Jamie BraidwoodSeptember 24, 2023 12:02 p.m
When is Arsenal vs Tottenham?
The Premier League match kicks off at 2pm BST on Sunday, September 24 at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal v Tottenham will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage starting at 1pm. For subscribers, the game can also be streamed on Sky Go.
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Jamie BraidwoodSeptember 24, 2023 12:01
Arsenal host Tottenham in a highly anticipated north London derby featuring two of the Premier League’s most in-form teams.
Mikel Arteta’s side won both games against their fierce rivals last year and have made an impressive start this season, winning four of their first five league games and returning to the champions with a convincing 4-0 win in midweek League marked over PSV Eindhoven.
However, Tottenham have been revitalized under the guidance of new manager Ange Postecoglou and are unbeaten in the Premier League this season after a superb last-gasp comeback win against Sheffield United last weekend.
Follow the full build and the latest team news in today’s live blog.
Jamie BraidwoodSeptember 24, 2023 12:00