For the first time this season, Arsenal take on Tottenham in the North London Derby.
When the fixtures come out and cause a remarkable frenzy from supporters up and down the country, if you are of an Arsenal affiliation, your eyes always direct themselves towards one particular name: Tottenham.
Whether we host them or make the short journey to their NFL stadium, it’s the fixture that we look forward to the most. Arsenal vs Tottenham. The North London Derby.
Perhaps it’s our superior record in this fixture over the Premier League era (not recently) that’s doing the talking, but no other derby game in English football comes close. Goals, drama, raucous support. It is the crème de la crème of clashes on this island.
If only were excited about it instead of horrendously fearful. Yes, ‘the form book goes out of the window’ in these matches, but you’re one brave supporter if you’re going into this one beaming with confidence.
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Sitting in vastly contrasting positions that could stretch to seismic proportions if the result falls goes by the way of them, this might be the most perilous journey up the Seven Sisters Road many supporters have ever known.
Our record against them reads no wins in the last four encounters, including no win on their patch (or Wembley) since a League Cup victory some five years ago.
In the Premier League, Arsenal haven’t tasted victory on the road against Sp*rs since 2014. A certain Tomas Rosicky scored scored a belter on that day.
It’s a big one. It’s the North London Derby. Here’s your preview of Sunday’s Premier League clash.
How to Watch on TV
When Is Kick Off? Sunday 6th December
What Time Is Kick Off? 16:30 (BST)
Where Is it Played? Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream? Sky Sports Main Event (UK) fuboTV (USA)
Referee? Martin Atkinson