This season’s much-anticipated North London Derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur finally gets underway on Saturday afternoon at Emirate Stadium in early Premier League kickoff.

Gunners into the September break one point ahead on top of the table after defeating Brentford 3-0 on September 18 with goals from William Saliba, Gabriel Jesus, and Fabio Vieira.

Tottenham are entered into the first North London Derby of the season in form after bashing  Leicester City 6-2 last time out before the international break.

IMPORTANT STATS:

ARSENAL

The fixture is one of English football’s most famous, with the clubs first meeting on 09 Nov 1896 in a United League game that finished 2-1 to Arsenal

Gunners have an edge in the head-to-head fixtures with 84 victories and 54 draws but Mikel Arteta’s men were triumphed with a 3-1 victory in September last season.

Arsenal have won their last 6 home matches in all competitions but the Gunners haven’t lost in 21 of their last 25 at Emirate Stadium matches in all tournaments.

Arsenal has seen both teams score in their previous 7 home Premier League games.

TOTTENHAM

Tottenham’s first win came on Christmas Day the following year in the same competition with a 3-2 victory.

Spurs have 67 wins and 54 draws plus 84 defeat against Arsenal but Conte’s side have one better over city arc rival the resever fixture last season in the Premier League with a 3-0 victory last May.

Tottenham have managed to win just 2 of their 26 most recent away encounters with Arsenal in all competitions.

Spurs haven’t lost any of their last 13 matches in Premier League and the visiting team has gone undefeated 21 times from their last 24 matches.

Under 2.5 goals have been scored in the 3 most recent away all competitions games of Tottenham.

FCNAIJA PREDICTION:

Arsenal to win or GG 

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