Arsenal vs Tottenham
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 1 October 2022
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal is preparing for one of the most significant North London derbies in recent memory as Tottenham seeks to win this match.
After a dismal start to the season, Arsenal found their footing around this time last year.
For the first time since taking over as the club’s manager, Mikel Arteta was able to earn a spectacular victory in front of the Emirates fans thanks to goals from Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Bukayo Saka.
With the Gunners currently leading the Premier League standings after seven rounds of games, things have radically changed for them.
The only game Arsenal lost was at Old Trafford to Manchester United, and they have won six of those games. They did bounce back from that with a more composed victory over Brentford prior to the break.
In that victory, they kept a clean sheet for the first time in their previous four games, but Mikel Arteta is aware of the significance of the next North London Derby.
The Gunners will be aiming for a victory to maintain their lead in the standings and get revenge for losing in this match at the close of the previous campaign, which prevented them from finishing in the top four.
However, despite not playing at their best this year, Tottenham and Manchester City are both still unbeaten in the league.
Spurs and Pep Guardiola’s team are tied for third place with the same number of points.
To increase their prospects of winning the Premier League championship, Antonio Conte will be eager to shatter the hearts of the Gunners with strong performances.
Tottenham hasn’t played in a while; their most recent match was in the Champions League, where Conte’s team was shocked by Sporting CP.
Although the Italian manager would like to see significant progress, games are coming thick and fast between now and the World Cup break.
The manager will accept that as a hiccup to their respectable start to the season.
In 29 away games against Arsenal, Spurs have only managed one victory, so Conte will be motivated to change that this time.
He will be well-prepared for the matchup at the Emirates, as a win there might change the course of their season. The Italian will be anxious to avoid the consequences of a loss against Arsenal.
Arsenal vs Tottenham Head to head :
- The latest encounter ended in a 3-0 win for the Spurs.
- Three of the former four meetings had three or more goals.
- Four of the past five clashes at this stadium had three or more goals.
- The latest match-up at this ground ended in a 3-1 win for the hosts.
Arsenal vs Tottenham Prediction :
The Gunners’ effective efforts this season have not received much praise. Even though they have won seven games and are at the top of the standings, their lack of challenging opponents is frequently used against them.
The Gunners may be expected to make an impact at the Emirates after their lone defeat came to Manchester United away from home.
The Gunners are predicted to defeat their fierce rivals with a clean sheet, despite facing the formidable Tottenham team.
Although it may not be as impressive as their victory from last season, it will be sufficient to retain Arsenal atop the league this time.
Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham
Arsenal vs Tottenham Team News :
While Mohamed Elneny (hamstring), Emile Smith Rowe (groin), and Cedric Soares (knee) will undoubtedly be out for Arsenal, there is hope that Kieran Tierney, Oleksandr Zinchenko, and Thomas Partey will all overcome their physical issues in time to play.
Takehiro Tomiyasu, who was released from Japan due to “club circumstances,” is also expected to play, and Martin Odegaard, who overcame a knock to play for Norway during the international break, are both expected to drop Vieira to the bench.
Smith Rowe, who scored in this match last year, is now sidelined until December following groin surgery, but Reiss Nelson, who hopes to make his first competitive appearance of the year after suffering a quadriceps injury, might find a spot in the squad.
For Arteta, who is attempting to join George Morrell and Terry Neill as the only managers in Arsenal’s history to win their first three league games against Spurs at home, a piece of personal history could also be on the line.
Hugo Lloris, Tottenham’s starting goalkeeper, withdrew from France service with a thigh injury, and it is presently unknown whether he will be able to play this weekend. This has caused Tottenham to have their own injury concerns.
Lloris’s problem was said to be minor, but Fraser Forster is ready to go, and Conte is hoping that Ben Davies (knee) and Lucas Moura (tendon) will be healthy and available at this time.
Ivan Perisic, who was forced to leave Croatia’s match during the international break after a violent challenge from teammate Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, has also been given the all-clear, however Dejan Kulusevski is rumored to have returned to England with a hamstring injury.
Richarlison might keep his berth in the attack as a result of the Sweden international being a doubt for the game, but there have been suggestions for Conte to switch to a 3-5-2 formation and bring on Yves Bissouma right away.
Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Jesus
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Romero, Dier, Lenglet; Perisic, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Sessegnon; Richarlison, Kane, Son