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Match Facts: Tottenham Hotspurs vs Arsenal

In this article, Check out the match facts of Tottenham Hotspurs vs Arsenal. Both teams have a rich history.

Last updated: 09.12.2020
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On the Spurs aspect of things, Harry Kane’s fitness will be checked to see if he can be a part of the match against Arsenal. An unspecified injury saw the English captain miss Thursday's 3-3 Europa League draw with LASK, but boss Jose Mourinho expects the forward to feature this weekend. Joe Hart is being considered a standby, with Hugo Lloris having a fitness concern. Erik Lamela is out with an Achilles Heel, while Toby Alderweireld, Sergio Reguilon and Carlos Vinicius are being assessed.

On the Arsenal aspect of things, the fitness of Thomas Partey and David Luiz have been a major question for some time and even for the weekend. Partey has already missed the last 4 games whereas David Luiz suffered a cut last week against Wolves. Nicolas Pepe is banned for the fixture and Gabriel Martinelli is still missing with a knee issue, as manager Mikel Arteta prepares to recall all the big-hitters rested for Thursday night.


Opta Stats:

  • Tottenham are unbeaten in their last six Premier League home games against Arsenal (W4 D2) since a 0-1 loss in March 2014. It's their longest unbeaten home league run against the Gunners since a run of nine between January 1960 and January 1968.

  • Arsenal have only lost back-to-back Premier League games against Tottenham twice - in May 1993 and November 2010.

  • The team scoring first has failed to win 27 of the 51 Premier League meetings between Tottenham and Arsenal that have had at least one goal scored, more than any other fixture in the competition (Spurs failed to win 16/25 games, Arsenal failed to win 11/26 games).

  • Tottenham have dropped 42 points from winning positions in Premier League games against Arsenal, more than any side has lost against another in the competition's history.

  • This will be the lowest in the table Arsenal have been going into a north London derby since August 1993, when they sat 21st after just one game before a 1-0 victory at White Hart Lane courtesy of a late Ian Wright header.

  • Tottenham are on the longest current unbeaten run in the Premier League (9 - W6 D3), while only Sheffield United (13) are on a longer run without a win than Arsenal (3 - D1 L2). However, the Gunners are looking to keep three consecutive away clean sheets in the Premier League for the first time since May 2013.

  • Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta lost his first game against Spurs in this exact fixture last season - the only manager in Arsenal's history to lose both of their first two North London derby matches was Bertie Mee back in the 1966-67 season.

  • Tottenham manager José Mourinho won his first north London derby match in charge back in July - the only Spurs manager in history to win both of their first two games against Arsenal was Jimmy Anderson back in 1955-56

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