All the latest as Mauricio Pochettino and Arsene Wenger lock horns in North London derby
TOTTENHAM and Arsenal come head to head in what promises to be one of the games of the season.
Spurs are in rampant form having won their last EIGHT Premier League games in a row.
The Gunners are slowly picking themselves up after a rocky end to the season, winning their last two in the league.
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Mauricio Pochettino’s men look set to finish above their neighbours for the first time since 1995.
But bragging rights is still at stake in one of the fiercest derbies in the country.
Here’s everything you need to know about the match . . .
What TV channel is it on?
Tottenham take on Arsenal at White Hart Lane on April 30, with kick-off scheduled for 4.30pm.
The match will be shown live on Sky Sports 1, with coverage starting at 4.15pm.
Alternatively, you can follow all the action and goals as they fly in on our live blog from 3.30pm.
What is the Tottenham team news?
Mousa Dembele is a doubt for the clash after limping off against Crystal Palace with an ankle injury.
The Belgian midfield ace was struggling towards the end of the first half during Wednesday’s 1-0 win at Selhurst Park and did not play after the break.
Mauricio Pochettino is hopeful Danny Rose will return in time.
The England left-back was sidelined for almost three months with a knee injury he picked up during Spurs’ 0-0 draw with Sunderland on January 31.
He will be given a late fitness test to assess whether he can take part.
What is the Arsenal team news?
Laurent Koscielny could miss out after suffering a knee KO against Leicester.
The centre-back made it through the clash but is a doubt to play again so soon.
Shkodran Mustafi (thigh) is unlikely to feature.
Keeper David Ospina could return to face Spurs as he recovers from a muscular problem.
Premier League form guide
There’s no doubt Tottenham head into the game as favourites.
But Arsenal have the chance to redeem themselves somewhat by spoiling their rivals’ title chase.
Both teams will be going hell for leather, but Spurs are more comfortable in their tactics and are full of confidence.
Tottenham 3 – 1 Arsenal
- Tottenham are unbeaten in each of their last five league encounters with Arsenal (W1 D4); they’ve never gone six consecutive league games without defeat against the Gunners.
- Arsenal have got on the scoresheet in 22 of their last 23 visits to White Hart Lane in all competitions, only drawing a blank in a 0-0 draw in February 2009.
- Mauricio Pochettino is the first ever Tottenham manager to remain unbeaten in his first five top-flight north London Premier League derbies.
- Arsene Wenger has gone five league games without a win against Spurs for the first time in his career.
- Harry Kane has scored in four consecutive Premier League appearances against Arsenal, netting five goals in the process. No Spurs player has scored more goals versus Arsenal in the Premier League than Kane (5 – level with Gareth Bale).
- Kane is the first Englishman to score 20+ goals in three consecutive Premier League seasons since Alan Shearer (four seasons between 1993/94 and 1996/97).
- Only Liverpool v Spurs (140) has seen more Premier League goals than the north London derby (139) – Chelsea v Spurs also 139.
- This will be Arsene Wenger’s 50th north London derby in charge of Arsenal (W22 D20 L7) – the Gunners have scored more goals against Spurs than they have against any other side under the Frenchman (92).
- On 24 occasions in this Premier League clash has the team that scored first not gone on to win the game; more than in any other Premier League fixture (eight losses, 16 draws).