The latest North London derby sees Tottenham Hotspur bidding to climb 10 points clear of rivals Arsenal when it visits the Emirates Stadium on Sunday (start time 12:30pm ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).
They won’t have to face Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the start, as the Gabonese striker’s been benched for discipline issue. He is available off the bench, and Arteta explained that the club has a pregame process to follow and Aubameyang went astray of it.
Both sides won convincingly in Europa League action on Thursday, and Arsenal will hope to move closer to seventh place. That spot is held by Tottenham, seven points clear of the Gunners.
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Jose Mourinho’s Spurs are three points back of fifth-place West Ham, who plays Manchester United on Sunday, and five back of fourth-place Chelsea with a match-in-hand.
Arsenal has not beaten Spurs in the last five derbies, the latest a 2-0 Tottenham home win on Dec. 6
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Arsenal – Tottenham in the North London derby on NBCSN this Saturday afternoon.
North London derby team news
Arsenal has no injury concerns at all, though Aubameyang’s disciplinary issue is an eyebrow-raiser.
Tottenham’s lone absence is Giovani Lo Celso (back).
🚨 Three changes from Athens…
➡️ Cedric, Smith Rowe, Lacazette
⬅️ Bellerin, Willian, Aubameyang#ARSTOT | #NorthLondonDerby
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) March 14, 2021
𝗧𝗘𝗔𝗠 𝗡𝗘𝗪𝗦 ⚪️ Lloris (C), Doherty, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Reguilon, Højbjerg, Ndombele, Lucas, Bale, Son, Kane.#THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/Eq3plsBJAh
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 14, 2021
Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
You will rarely see tighter odds that these, with the home team so close to the visitors in odds and home stadium. An Arsenal win will pay +150 while a Spurs win deals out +175 and a draw would land +230.
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Assuming Harry Kane’s knee isn’t an issue, this has all the makings of a goal fest. Bernd Leno and Hugo Lloris are good keepers and both Toby Alderweireld and Gabriel Magalhaes have played strong at center back in recent weeks, but Kane, Son, Bale, Aubameyang, Saka, Lacazette, Pepe…. whew! Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham
How to watch Arsenal – Tottenham stream and start time
Kick off: 12:30pm ET Saturday
TV Channel: NBCSN
Stream: Online via NBCSports.com