The North London derby between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday, 10 February 2018, is the pick of this weekend’s Premier League matches.
Spurs come into the game after two strong performances in their last two league outings: a 2-0 home win over Manchester United last midweek, and Sunday’s dramatic 2-2 draw at Liverpool in which Harry Kane netted a last-gasp penalty for his 100th goal in the Premier League.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping the prospect of putting one over their hated derby rivals sparks his team into peak form, though he may well have one eye on Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League clash away to Italian champions Juventus.
As for Arsenal, their new-look attack – featuring January signings Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – clicked into place brilliantly last weekend as they thrashed Everton 5-1.
Spurs will be a much tougher test, but Gunners fans are genuinely hopeful of a turnaround in their club’s fortunes – even though Arsene Wenger’s side have won only one of their last eight away games across all competitions.
In head-to-head stats, Spurs and Arsenal have met in 168 matches across all competitions. The Gunners have claimed 67 wins compared to 52 for the Lilywhites, while 49 games have been drawn.
The teams’ most recent meeting was a Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium back in November 2017 which saw Arsenal win 2-0 thanks to goals from Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez. Spurs have won just one of their last six matches against the Gunners.
Recent league form, latest results first
Head-to-head, all competitions
Matches played 168
Spurs wins 52
Arsenal wins 67
Spurs goals 230
Arsenal goals 265