Premier League: Arsenal vs. Tottenham

In Barclays Premiership League, Football on October 29, 2009 at 11:20

By Joe,

The London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham will go into new heights as both teams are challenge for a top spot in the Premier League.

The north London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham is one of the fiercest rivalries in the Premiership. Arsenal will be hosting their north London counterparts in the Emirates Stadium in a Saturday early afternoon kickoff. This year both teams are on the top of the table and they will fight it out for a place in the top of the league to challenge for Premiership title.

Arsenal have made a great start to their season in all fronts. In the midweek, they finished off Liverpool in the Carling Cup winning 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium. It was virtually their second team who played but key members like Nicklas Bendter, who got the winner against Liverpool, Samir Nasri, Eduardo and Senderos got a run out. Manager Arsene Wenger will certainly re-call his usual starting eleven and hope to keep up with the pace -setters, Chelsea. Jack Wilshere , Theo Walcott, Denilson, Fabianski  and Tomas Rosicky are all ruled out to face Spurs.

Tottenham started their Premiership campaign fast and furious but last weekend, their 2-1 defeat to Stoke City at White Hart Lane put them back down on their feet. They are currently fourth in the Premier League level on points with Arsenal at 14. However, Arsenal have a better goal score. Spurs beat Everton 2-0 in the Carling Cup with Robbie Keane and Tom Huddlestone on the mark. They will certainly bring on their key players back for the short travel to the Emirates. Defoe is suspended for this game while Woodgate and Lennon are doubtful. Giovani and Modric will definitely not feature in the squad.

Last time these two teams met in a Premiership match at the Emirates, it ended 4-4 and 1-1 in 2008. Arsenal have a 100% win at the Emirates and could Tottenham go there to break this record?  Expect this derby match to go all crazy with red cards and goals. Arsenal are weak favorites at home against Spurs.

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