TOTTENHAM are facing Arsenal TODAY in the Premier League just months after Antonio Conte’s side took the Gunners apart and qualified for the Champions League.

But this time, both teams are in red hot form and it should make for an explosive North London derby.

Rob Holding was sent off before Tottenham picked Arsenal apart in the last North London derby in May
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The 3-0 defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in May truly de-railed Arsenal’s season last year, when they had a top four place in their grasp – but a revenge mission is surely on the cards for Mikel Arteta.

The two teams are first and third respectively, as they sandwich second-placed Manchester City in the top flight standings.

Arsenal are facing a minor injury crisis and could be without up to SEVEN first-team players after the international break.

But after Spurs ended the Gunners’ hopes of Champions League football last season, this is the perfect opportunity for Mikel Arteta’s side to exact revenge on home soil.

Both teams clinched healthy wins before the international break, with Arsenal breezing past Brentford 3-0 and Conte’s side firing six past struggling Leicester City.

Arsenal have won the last two games against Spurs at the Emirates.

When does Arsenal vs Tottenham kick off?

  • The North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham takes place on TODAY – Saturday, October 1.
  • The game takes place at 12.30pm UK time and is the first fixture in the competition after the international break.
  • The Emirates Stadium in North London plays host to the Premier League match.
  • Goals from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min gave Spurs a 3-0 victory last time out, after Rob Holding had been sent off for the visitors.

What TV channel is Arsenal vs Spurs on and can I live stream it?

  • The North London derby is live on BT Sport 1 and Ultimate.
  • Arsenal vs Tottenham is being live streamed on BT Sport’s website and app
  • Coverage begins at 11.30am with Lynsey Hipgrave presenting from the Emirates Stadium.

What is the team news?

Mikel Arteta faces a potential headache with seven players at risk of missing the North London derby.

There are currently doubts over Mohamed Elneny, Thomas Partey, Kieran Tierney and Takehiro Tomiyasu.

Oleksandr Zinchenko is likely to be out due to concussion protocols, while Martin Odegaard and Ben White are looking to shrug off minor injury issues.

While Emile Smith Rowe is out until December and will miss the World Cup after having groin surgery.

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What are the odds?

Arsenal to win 19/20

Draw 13/5

Tottenham victory 13/5

Odds courtesy of Betfair are correct as of September 27.

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