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Only one point separates us at the top of the table and our local rivals in third, but Spurs will be aware of their terrible record on our field, having won only once in their past 29 league trips.
However, it will be a difficult test as Antonio Conte takes his undefeated team to Emirates Stadium for the first time since taking over in November 2021 – a place he never won at during his stint at Chelsea.
They’ve had it tougher on the road this season, with two draws in London derbies – a disputed 2-2 tie against Chelsea before being held 1-1 at West Ham United – and a Champions League loss in Portugal to Sporting Lisbon courtesy to two late goals.
Conte on us: “Arsenal had a tremendous start, losing only one game against United.” They are proving to be an excellent team. I believe they made pretty solid acquisitions in the summer and enhanced the club.
“Final season, they were four points ahead of us in the last three games, so we’re talking about a pretty good team that we did a really excellent job of beating in the last three games.”
“At the same time, I am aware of the caliber of this team.” I know they’ve been working with Arteta for a long time; they’re quite well-organized, and Arteta is an excellent teacher. He is young but he can have in front of him a great career.”
We’ll be hopeful Kieran Tierney is fit for selection despite being forced to withdraw from Scotland’s squad due to a head injury suffered against the Republic of Ireland on Saturday.
Thomas Partey and Takehiro Tomiyasu both returned from international duty earlier than planned, but the good news was that Martin Odegaard participated in both of Norway’s games after missing our last game against Brentford.
An update on Oleksandr Zinchenko (calf) is anticipated, while Mohamed Elneny’s hamstring ailment is expected to keep him out until December, and Emile Smith Rowe has undergone groin surgery, which will keep him out until December.
Spurs are concerned about the availability of goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who withdrew out of France’s team with a thigh injury, and Conte says it’ll be a lottery if he makes it in time, as well as Dejan Kulusevski, who suffered a hamstring injury while playing for Sweden.
Ben Davies missed the triumph over Leicester as well as Wales’ subsequent games due to a hairline fracture to a bone directly behind his knee, while Lucas Moura hasn’t played since injured his calf in early August.
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Arteta has won both of his home games against Tottenham this season. Only two managers in our history, George Morrell (1909-1911) and Terry Neill, have won all three (1977-1979).
Harry Kane has scored more Premier League goals against us than any other player, in addition to being the highest-scoring player in north London derby history with 13 goals.
In his last five games against us, Son has been personally involved in six goals (4 goals, 2 assists). However, only one of these has scored at the Emirates, in a 3-1 loss last season.
Spurs have now lost two of their past three league matches with us, the same number as they had in their previous 13 encounters (W5 D6).
We haven’t lost against Tottenham at the Emirates in 11 games since a 3-2 setback in November 2010.
This is the first Premier League encounter between two top-flight sides in North London since December 2007, when we triumphed 2-1 at the Emirates. If Tottenham wins, it will be the first time in top-flight history that either team has beaten the other to take over the top spot.
We haven’t maintained a clean sheet in any of our previous eight Premier League home games, but we’ve won six straight at the Emirates.
Only Liverpool has ever enjoyed a longer run of consecutive Premier League home wins without conceding (8 between August-December 2019). Spurs have only ever been undefeated in the opening eight games of a Premier League season, in 2016/17.
Anthony Taylor will be in goal for this game, as he was for our opening night victory over Crystal Palace in August. That was our sixth consecutive victory under his leadership, dating back to May 2021.
We have won 25 of the 42 games Taylor has supervised, losing only six, but we have not won either of the two NLDs he has presided over, which both took place at Wembley in 2017/18 and 2018/19.
- Referee: Anthony Taylor
- Assistant Referee 1: Gary Beswick
- Assistant Referee 2: Lee Betts
- Fourth Official: Robert Jones
- Video Assistant Referee: Jarred Gillett
- Additional Video Assistant Referee: Timothy Wood
Arsenal vs Tottenham predicted line-ups
Arsenal’s predicted line-up
Tottenham’s predicted line-up
(3-4-2-1):Hugo Lloris; Cristian Romero, Eric Dier, Ben Davies; Emerson Royal, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Rodrigo Bentancur, Ivan Perisic; Richarlison, Heung-min Son; Harry Kane.
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Where to watch it?
The Premier League Matchday 9 encounter between Arsenal and Tottenham will take place on Saturday, October 1 at the Emirates Stadium.