Arsenal welcome arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur to the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday (6 November) as Spurs look to maintain their status as the only unbeaten team in the league thus far.
Where to Watch Live
Kick-off is set for 12pm GMT. Live coverage is on BT Sport 1 and 1 HD. Catch the highlights on Match of the Day 2 on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10.20pm GMT.
Arsenal are one of the in-form teams in the Premier League at the moment and are on a 15-game unbeaten run in all competitions. Arsene Wenger will be keen to keep the momentum and remain at the top of the league when they take on Tottenham on Sunday. Spurs are the only unbeaten team in the Premier League at the moment after 10 games, and even though it is early days in the season, the Gunners will be looking to keep their 'Invincibles' tag exclusive.
The French manager has a few injury concerns going into the match, with Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal, Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla all suffering from minor injuries. But apart from the diminutive Spaniard, the other three have trained with the squad and could be involved on Sunday. Arsenal are currently joint-leaders on the Premier League table and will want to keep their place at the summit.
Spurs, on the other hand, are struggling for form despite being unbeaten thus far in the league. They are three points behind the league leaders and have drawn their last three league games, but will be buoyed by the return of top marksman Harry Kane.
Mauricio Pochettino can call on the England international, who has missed the last 10 games with an ankle injury, and is hopeful he will arrest their slump. The White Hart Lane outfit also have their fair share of injury problems and will be without Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela for their visit to the Emirates Stadium. Mousa Dembele is also a doubt after picking up an ankle knock during their midweek Champions League loss to Bayer Leverkusen.
Both the games between the two arch rivals last season ended in draws, and it will be detrimental to both teams to settle for a point on Sunday.
What Managers Say
Arsene Wenger: This is more than a derby. It's an important game for us because it's a big home game and we have an opportunity to show that we have an interesting role to play in this Premier League, and that we can win these kinds of games.
What is important is that we focus on ourselves, on the quality of our performances. We know that we have done very well away from home, and we can do well at home. We know as well that the success of our season will depend on how well we do at home.
Mauricio Pochettino [on Harry Kane]: Always it is important to have Harry Kane. In the last few seasons he has been very important for us. He was top scorer in the Premier League [last season] and always the player who is top scorer in the Premier League is important for any club. It is true he has a good record against Arsenal. It is important he is back and can help the team get a good result.
Betting Odds (Betfair)
- Arsenal to win: 19/20
- Draw: 5/2
- Tottenham to win: 10/3
- Injured: Welbeck, Mertesacker
- Doubtful: Walcott, Monreal, Cazorla, Bellerin
- Suspended: N/A
Possible XI: Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Xhaka; Walcott, Ozil, Iwobi; Sanchez.
- Injured: Alderweireld, Lamela
- Doubtful: Dembele
- Suspended: N/A
Possible XI: Lloris; Walker, Vertonghen, Dier, Rose; Alli, Wanyama, Winks, Eriksen, Son; Kane.