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Arsenal take on Tottenham on Sunday afternoon in the first North London derby of the Premier League season. Both teams have started the season strongly and are level on points going into the match, making this one of the most hotly anticipated clashes in recent years.
As the home side, Arsenal go into the match as favourites but Spurs’ early season form has certainly caught the eye. The match will take place at the Emirates Stadium and kick-off is at 14:00 UK time.
Arsenal vs Tottenham H2H: The story so far
Arsenal vs Tottenham is a historic fixture with the first fixture between the two clubs taking place in 1896. In total, they have played each other 207 times and Arsenal have come out on top more often than Tottenham.
- Arsenal wins: 86
- Draws: 54
- Tottenham wins: 67
In more recent times, Arsenal have improved on their record against Spurs by dominating this fixture. They have won four of the last five matches between the two sides and they haven’t lost to them at the Emirates Stadium since 2010.
History in the making
If Tottenham are to keep a clean sheet on Sunday then they are going to need to do something that no Spurs team has managed since 1998. Arsenal have scored in 24 consecutive home derbies and given the attacking players that will be on show tomorrow, you would be foolish to bet against them making it 25.
Arsenal’s last three results against Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League…
The Gunners haven’t won four home North London Derbies in a row in 18 years.
The last time was 2002-2005.
— now.arsenal (@now_arsenaI) September 23, 2023
Arsenal vs Tottenham: Last five H2H matches
England Premier League 15/01/23
England Premier League 01/10/22
England Premier League 12/05/22
England Premier League 26/09/21
Elite Club Friendlies 08/08/21
Tottenham 0-2 Arsenal
The most recent encounter between Tottenham and Arsenal was played in January when Antonio Conte was still the Spurs boss. Things were starting unravel, while Arsenal were marching towards a league title and the game was a very straightforward one for the Gunners. An own goal from Hugo Lloris got them on their way before Martin Odegaard sealed the win.
Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham
In October 2022, Arsenal faced Spurs at the Emirates Stadium and put their local rivals to the sword. After somehow being level at half time, Tottenham crumbled after the break with goals from Gabriel Jesus and Granit Xhaka securing a valuable three points for Mikel Arteta’s side.
Tottenham 3-0 Arsenal
In May 2022, Tottenham thumped Arsenal 3-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in what turned out to be Antonio Conte’s finest night as the Spurs boss. Arsenal couldn’t live with Tottenham’s intensity and goals from Harry Kane (2) and Son Heung-Min earned them a famous win. The victory took Spurs to within one point of Arsenal in the race for the top four.
Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham
In September 2021, Arsenal were very impressive as they swept Tottenham away 3-1. Arteta’s side went 3-0 up in the first half courtesy of goals from Smith-Rowe, Aubameyang and Saka before Son gave Spurs some late hope in the 80th minute. Despite a late flurry, Arsenal held firm and took home the three points.
Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham
In March 2021, Arsenal came back from behind to beat Spurs 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium. The game saw Erik Lamela give the visitors the lead with an incredible rabona finish before Odegaard and Lacazette turned the game on its head.
Arsenal win the league at White Heart Lane
Back in April 2004, Arsenal were crowned as Champions of England in Spurs’ backyard following a 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane. After wrapping up the league title with a month to spare, the Gunners would then go on to complete the season undefeated – a feat no one has matched since.
18 years ago today: Arsenal won the League at White Hart Lane for the second time.
— Throwback Arsenal (@ThrowbackAFC) April 24, 2022
This is a really tough game to call as although Arsenal have a formidable home record against Tottenham, Ange Postecoglou has got Spurs playing exceptionally well over the early weeks of the season. We’re going to call it down the middle and predict an exciting 2-2 draw.
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