PREVIEW: Sp*rs vs Arsenal

Following their 5-0 win over Chelsea in midweek, The Gunners will be looking for more derby-day delight as they travel across North London to face their fiercest rivals. 

With Manchester City showing no signs of dropping off, it is crucial that Arsenal continue to keep the pressure on with victory.

Injury News - Arsenal

Arsenal again have close to a fully-fit squad, with Jurrien Timber edging closer to a return to first-team action following his outing for the U21s on Monday. Mikel Arteta has stated that he will be close to being available. The rest of the squad should be in contention.

Injury News - Sp*rs

Pedro Porro and Richarlison are both available having trained this week. The hosts will be without Oliver Skipp, Destiny Udogie, Ryan Sessegnon, Manor Solomon and Fraser Forster. 


Arsenal bounced back from the disappointment of being knocked out the Champions League with two wins in four days, most recently a 5-0 over Chelsea on Tuesday.

Sp*rs haven't played since the 13th April, where they lost 4-0 away to Newcastle United.

Recent History

Arsenal have played Sp*rs 208 times in their history and have won 86, drawn 55 and lost 67 times. 

In the reverse fixture, an injury-hit Arsenal were held to a 2-2 draw. Arsenal did the double over Sp*rs last season.

Played For Both

Sol Campbell famously switched to the red of Arsenal in 2001. Goalkeeper Pat Jennings made the same switch in 1977. In more recent times, William Gallas, Emmanuel Adebayor and David Bentley have also represented both.

George Graham famously managed both Arsenal in the 80s and 90s before taking over at Sp*rs in 1998.


This is the game that I am always desperate to be at but despise going to. It is a throughly unenjoyable experience until after the fact, at which point a win makes the entire experience euphoric. 

Arsenal have to win for the title race, Sp*rs will be desperate to derail any remaining hopes that Arsenal have.

My head is telling me one thing while my heart says the other. We'll trust the heart.

Sp*rs 1-3 Arsenal