Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur
Date: 18th November 2017
Kick off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London).
The Premier League opening fixture of match-day 12 promises to be an explosive one with old and bitter local rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur set to tackle each other at the Emirates Stadium.
The North London clubs are once again set to lock horns for the 168th time over the course of history.
Although Arsenal lead the tie by 16 wins, they have not managed a win against their arch rivals in the last four meetings – a feat which many fans will hope change on the day.
The fans of Arsenal will also be looking to erase memories of the last meeting between these two sides back in April this year, which saw a Spurs convincing 2-0 victory at White Hart Lane with goals from Alli and Kane.
Tottenham’s recent run of form against the Gunners in recent years has seen pundits and football betting sites and experts back the Spurs to pick up all three points against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium at 37/20 from Grosvenor Sport. With the odds set to improve for new members on sign up.
Arsenal team news
Arsene Wenger and his men struggled to stop Pep Guardiola’s red-hot Manchester City side before the international break, and succumbed to a humiliating 3-1 defeat - albeit some controversial refereeing.
The Arsenal boss is desperate to see his side beat a top-six opponent. And his main challenge will be covering the holes in his backline, with the Gunners conceding two or more goals in three of their last four league outings.
Tottenham Hotspur team news
Mauricio Pochettino will have the headache of injuries. With the Spurs likely to be without one or even two of their superstars - Dele Alli and Harry Kane.
Their only other striking option should come in the form of Heung Min-Son, who scored the match-winning goal against Crystal Palace before the international break.
Son proved his spell of fine form during the international break by netting a brace for his national outfit in a friendly with Colombia.