Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – Premier League – Sunday 4:30pm
Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal – Preview;
Struggling for form, European aspirations questionable, fans impatient and a North London derby with an in-form Arsenal hanging on the horizon – Just a few of the issues facing Jose Mourinho ahead of the Lilywhites latest instalment with their nearest and dearest rivals.
Spurs appeared jaded against both Everton and Bournemouth, failing to muster an effort on goal in the latter against a Cherries side conceding goals for fun of late.
Nevertheless, Mourinho insisted his side will be ready to greet their neighbors, whatever the current climate has thrown in the way.
“We are always prepared even if we have fatigue, even if we have problems, we always have to be prepared for that,” the Spurs chief insisted.
“They are resting for forty-eight hours, it’s not even twenty-four hours difference, it’s forty-eight hours.
“We have to play and we are going to play and fight. I think we are maybe one or two points behind them, so if we win we pass them in the table and that has to be the objective.”
Dele Alli remains a doubt for Spurs with a nagging hamstring injury, while Eric Dier serves the second of a four-match ban. Japhet Tanganga could be included.
Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal – Head to head;
Tottenham Hotspur won; 64
Arsenal won; 82
Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal – Last five meetings (all competitions);
February 10, 2018 – Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Arsenal
December 2, 2018 – Premier League
Arsenal 4-2 Tottenham Hotspur
December 19, 2018 – Carabao Cup
Arsenal 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur
March 2, 2019 – Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Arsenal
September 1, 2019 – Premier League
Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur
Jeevesie’s prediction; Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Arsenal