Arsenal travel to the Wembley Stadium for today's Premier League clash against north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
The Gunners are currently on a three-game winning league streak, but they can expect a tough challenge in the Spurs vs Arsenal game, given they have failed to win against the top six on the road for more than four years.
Bernd Leno has been the Gunners' first-choice option in goal since the beginning of October. The German is pretty much certain to feature in goal for the north London derby.
In the midfield, Granit Xhaka should return to the fray after the rest in midweek and the Swiss should partner Lucas Torreira in the centre of the park, meaning that Matteo Guendouzi should make way from the lineup.
French midfielder Guendouzi had a mixed performance in the recent 5-1 win over Bournemouth and he was responsible for gifting the opposition goal with his slow reaction from Leno's pass.
In the attack, we anticipate Henrikh Mkhitaryan to maintain his starting role after impressing in back-to-back matches, where he has notched two goals and three assists.
Spurs vs Arsenal
Arsenal Lineup: 4-2-3-1
Spurs Lineup: 3-4-1-2
Pre Match INSIGHTS
- Tottenham Hotspur have won five of their last seven home Premier League games against Arsenal (D1 L1), including each of the last two; only once in their top-flight history have Spurs won three consecutively at home against the Gunners (between January 1960 and August 1961).
- Arsenal are looking to complete a Premier League double over rival Spurs for only the fourth time, also doing so in 2004-05, 2007-08 and 2013-14.
- The away team have won just one of the last 16 Premier League fixtures between Spurs and Arsenal, with the Gunners winning 1-0 at White Hart Lane in March 2014; the home team has won each of the last four since April 2017.
- This will be the fifth meeting between Tottenham and Arsenal at Wembley, with Spurs winning two (D1 L1). They could become the first team to beat the Gunners on three separate occasions at the stadium.
- Tottenham haven’t lost three consecutive Premier League games since November 2012, the third defeat of which came against Arsenal.
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