EPL WEEK 12: Arsenal (2) - (0) Tottenham (18/11/2017) Video Highlights

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[Video Highlights]
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Arsenal and Tottenham go head to head on Sunday in the first Premier League north London derby of the 2017-18 season.

Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs have started the season brightly by qualifying for the Champions League last-16, but sit eight points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City in the title race.

Arsenal are even further behind Spurs as Arsene Wenger's men trail City by 12 points, sitting sixth after losing four of their opening 11 League games to put pressure on their long-serving manager.

Though there is still plenty left to play for this season, a defeat for either side would seriously dent their title ambitions before another tricky festive fixture pile-up.

Start time

Arsenal host Tottenham at Emirates Stadium with kick-off scheduled for 01:30pm on Saturday, November 18.

Team news

Olivier Giroud is a major doubt for Arsenal with a thigh injury picked up on international duty, though the France striker was unlikely to start the derby.

Rob Holding is unlikely to return, but there is more hope for David Ospina and Shkodran Mustafi. Santi Cazorla remains a long-term absentee.

Tottenham are facing an injury crisis ahead of the north London derby, with a number of key players currently out of action.

Goalkeepers Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm are both out along with defenders Toby Alderweireld (hamstring) and Jan Vertonghen (ankle), while Victor Wanyama is still battling to return - Vertonghen should recover in time, though Lloris faces a race to be fit.

Pochettino expects Dele Alli to be back in time for the trip to the Emirates despite the midfielder pulling out of England's recent squad for the November international break.

Harry Kane (knee) and Harry Winks (ankle) both also departed from Gareth Southgate's Three Lions squad due to injury setbacks, though the striker will return against Arsenal provided he suffers no further problems.


nametalkam at 01:29 AM, 18/11/2017 (11 months ago)
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This is a absolute must win for arsenal
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