Harry Kane
Harry Kane is in good goal scoring form ahead of Tottenham\'s clash against Arsenal Getty

Arsenal travel to White Hart Lane on 5 march to take on arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur in a clash that could have a strong bearing in the Premier League title race.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 12.45pm GMT. Live coverage is on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 1 HD. Live Radio coverage is available on BBC Radio 5Live. Catch the highlights on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10.20pm GMT.


Tottenham welcome Arsenal to White Hart Lane is what is being dubbed the biggest and most anticipated north London Derby in recent years as both teams are in the race for the title, unlike previous seasons when they are fighting for a place in the top four. Spurs are in second place, three points ahead of the Gunners in third and the result in this match will have a strong bearing on the title race.

Mauricio Pochettino's team will be favourites going into the game as they are the form team in the league having won five of their previous six league games, losing one against West Ham United on 2 March. The Argentine has a fully fit squad to choose from and two of the leagues in form players in Dele Alli and Harry Kane.

Olivier Giroud
Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud is searching for his first Premier League goal since January Getty

Arsenal, meanwhile, are in free fall at the moment having lost back-to-back games in the Premier League to Manchester United and Swansea City. Their title hopes are fading and a loss at White Hart Lane will surely put an end to any glimmer of hope that still exists. The north London club began the year at the top of the table, but are currently in third place, six points behind leaders Leicester City and are in danger of being caught by the two Manchester clubs, who are only four points behind.

Arsene Wenger will be aware that a win against Spurs is a must to keep their challenge alive, but that is easier said than done. The Gunners are struggling to score goals, one of the main reasons for their poor run, and the French manager will be hoping that his attackers can come to the fore on Saturday.

The corresponding fixture at the Emirates Stadium in November 2015 ended in a 1-1 draw when Kieran Gibbs scored a late equaliser after Harry Kane had given Spurs the lead in the 32nd minute. Tottenham have lost just one of their last seven Premier League games at home to Arsenal (W4, D2).

What managers say

Mauricio Pochettino: "Our mentality is always to believe. That is all I can say. We are in the most competitive league in the world. We missed a good chance at West Ham and maybe we didn't play as we have in the last few games. Saturday is very important for us to keep our position in the table."

Arsene Wenger: "It will [bring out the best in them] and I'm confident that it will be very vocal," he said. "Of course what matters is what goes on, on the pitch. We have players who have played everywhere in Europe, in very vocal places, and when you have the right performance we have always got the right result. It is a big game and an important one. We prepare for every single game with the same intensity, the same focus and there are not a lot of special things to do."

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Tottenham to win: 11/8
  • Draw: 12/5
  • Arsenal to win: 11/5

Team news


  • Injured: Vertonghen
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Rose; Dier, Dembele; Lamela, Alli, Eriksen; Kane.


  • Injured: Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Cech, Koscielny, Rosicky
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Ospina; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Gabriel, Monreal; Coquelin, Ramsey; Campbell, Ozil, Sanchez; Giroud.