Tuesday, July 16

Tottenham vs Arsenal : Preview and Team News

Tottenham will host Arsenal in one of the biggest derbies around the world; The North London Derby.

Two thousand fans will be back for the match at the stadium for the first time since the restart. They will expect to see more misery inflicted on their out-of-form neighbors by their top-of-the-table Spurs side.

Jose Mourinho’s men currently enjoying the longest unbeaten streak in the Premier League. They have not lost since the opening day. However, the Gunners have plenty of their own issues to concentrate on. Arsenal supporters maybe dreading Sunday’s short trip to Tottenham than they have lately had any other North London derby.

Tottenham have won four points against Manchester City and Chelsea from their last two league games. This surely indicates that they might be able to compete seriously for a first title this season since 1961. Meanwhile, Arsenal are having their worst start to a Premier League campaign since 1981-82. Tottenham will be waiting to make things right after their midweek’s 3-3 draw with LASK.

While Arsenal having won 4-1 against Rapid Wein in midweek must have found some positives. All is certainly not lost, though, because Arsenal are still only five points off the top four despite their poor start to the campaign. Away from home only Liverpool and Manchester City have beaten them in nine games across all competitions this season.

Tottenham’s talisman Harry Kane faces a race against time to be fit for this one. He picked up an apparent muscle injury and subsequently missed out in midweek. Alderweireld had suffered a groin injury against Man City last month and has not featured since. But there is a chance he could be ready for this match. Erik Lamela and Hugo Lloris are Tottenham’s guaranteed absentee.

Meanwhile, Gunners are still without the suspended Nicolas Pepe. But they could be boosted by an early return for Thomas Partey, who is set to be back in training ahead of this match. David Luiz will also be assessed ahead of kickoff after the sickening clash with Jiminez last week.

Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:

Hart; Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon; Sissoko, Hojbjerg; Son, Ndombele, Bergwijn; Kane

Arsenal possible starting lineup:

Leno; Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey, Elneny; Willian, Lacazette, Saka; Aubameyang

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