Arsenal v Tottenham preview: winner takes it all

As Arsenal prepare to face North London rivals Tottenham at the Emirates on Sunday, Arsenal fans will undoubtedly feel they are favourites to win the game considering their blistering record at the moment.

Arsenal presently are on 23 points which is the same with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City. The Gunners have won 7 of their last 8 Premier League games. The Gunners have also seen under 2.5 goals in their last 4 home matches against Spurs in all competitions. Arsenal are also undefeated in their last 6 home games against Spurs. Arsene Wenger’s side on Thursday came from 2-0 down to beat Bulgarian champions Ludogerets 3-2 on the night in Sofia which will boost their confidence unlike Spurs who lost 1-0 against Bayer Leverkusen in Wembley the next day. The Gunners have not tasted defeat since the season opener against Liverpool, winning 12 out of 15.

Spurs on the other hand are on a bad run having drawn their last 3 games in the Premier League. There have also been 2.5 goals scored in Spurs last four Premier League games so far. In total, Spurs have gone six games winless in all competition, losing two which in the League Cup (Liverpool) and Bayer Leverkusen (Champions League).

One good news however for Spurs fans is the fact that the are unbeaten in their last 4 league meetings with Arsenal winning one in the process. Mauricio Porchettino will likely start with his favourite 4-2-3-1 formation with Hugo Iloris in goal, while the likes of Danny Rose, Vertonghen, Erik Dier and Kyle Walker complete the defence. In the centre of the park Moussa Dembele and Victor Wayama will play in a double pivot allowing Heung Son Min, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen playing in attack. Which will see Janssen continue to play upfront as Harry Kane is expected to sit on the bench.

Arsenal are also expected to start in a 4-2-3-1 formation which has served them this season as they are presently the most in-form team at the moment .


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