Arsenal showed great spirit to come from 2-0 down to defeat Ludogorets 3-2 in midweek, boosting morale ahead of Sunday’s North London Derby. The Gunners haven’t lost since the opening weekend of the season, winning 12 of their last 15 competitive outings.
Tottenham are in the midst of a six-match winless run, losing two. Spurs looked flat and short of ideas in the midweek 1-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen and need a much-improved performance to overcome their heated rivals on Sunday.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are unbeaten in their last four league meetings with Arsenal, but the Gunners should inflict further damage upon an underwhelming Spurs side on Sunday. Naija and Bet
Arsenal – Per Mertesacker, Danny Welbeck, Chuba Akpom and Lucas Perez are all ruled out for Arsenal.
Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott, Kieran Gibbs, Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal are all doubts, though the latter duo should feature.
Aaron Ramsey may keep his place in the side, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain dropping to the bench, while Granit Xhaka could start for the first time domestically since his red card in the 3-2 win over Swansea.
Tottenham – Moussa Sissoko serves the third of his three-match ban, while Mauricio Pochettino is sweating on the fitness of Mousa Dembele and Erik Lamela here, while Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela are out.
Danny Rose should come into the starting XI having started on the bench in the 1-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen, with Ben Davies also ruled out.
Vincent Janssen is also expected to start, but Pochettino has confirmed Harry Kane will be in the squad.
Tottenham have drawn their last 3 Premier League matches.
Arsenal have won 7 of their last 8 matches (Premier League).
Arsenal have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 4 home matches against Tottenham in all competitions.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Tottenham’s last 4 games in Premier League.
Arsenal are undefeated in their last 6 home matches against Tottenham in all competitions.