TOTTENHAM welcome Arsenal TODAY for the first North London derby of the season.
Jose Mourinho's Spurs are riding high in the table after a superb start and ground out a decent point at Chelsea last time out.
With the ground in a Tier 2 area, they will be welcoming 2,000 fans for this clash against the Gunners who are winless in three Premier League games.
When is Tottenham vs Arsenal?
- This North London derby will be held TODAY – Sunday, December 6.
- Kick-off is at 4.30pm GMT.
- When the sides met here last in July, Spurs ran out 2-1 winners after goals from Son Heung-min and Toby Alderweireld.
Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?
You can catch this game live on Sky Sports Premier League, Main Event and Ultra HD as part of the Super Sunday schedule.
Coverage follows the game between Sheffield United and Leicester.
If you're not a Sky subscriber, you can still tune in by grabbing a NOW TV pass from just £9.99.
What is the team news?
Mourinho expects Harry Kane to be fit after the striker picked up a knock in midweek and missed the draw with LASK.
The England forward needs just one more goal to become the leading scorer in this fixture.
Sergio Reguilon and Toby Alderweireld are both game-time decisions, while Erik Lamela is definitely out.
For the Gunners, they will be without Nicolas Pepe after the Frenchman saw red against Leeds.
David Luiz is a doubt after his awful clash of heads with Raul Jimenez last week, while Thomas Partey has made a miracle comeback and could feature.
- Tottenham to win – evens
- Draw – 12/5
- Arsenal victory – 27/10
*All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication.
- Rebecca Chaplin
Harry Kane sat out Tottenham’s mid-week draw but is likely to be back in the fold for this afternoon’s north London derby.
Spurs host Arsenal and are currently eight points ahead of their fierce rivals having started this season far more brightly.
But Tottenham’s goalless draw against Chelsea last weekend, and their mid-week Europa League fixture, didn’t exactly provide fans with entertaining football.
Kane and Toby Alderweireld’s inclusion is positive news for Tottenham, there are question marks over Hugo Lloris’s fitness which could mean Joe Hart starts between the sticks.
Arsenal, meanwhile, have their own injury concerns as Thomas Partey has been nursing a thigh injury, while David Luiz suffered a head injury after colliding with Wolves striker Raul Jimenez.
Nicolas Pepe is banned after his headbutting saga while Gabriel Martinelli is still out with a knee injury.
- James Orr
IT'S DERBY DAY!
TOTTENHAM take on Arsenal today in the first North London derby of the season.
And there will be 2,000 fans in attendance at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium watching on.
The Gunners go into the game in poor form sitting down in 15th place in the Premier League.
Spurs, on the other hand, can go top above Chelsea with all three points today.
Jose Mourinho said this week about the significance of the derby: “It means more when we are not in the position we are now.
“Because we are in such a good position, it is a little bit different.
“It happened when we played Arsenal in the last part of the season.
“It was just about winning against them to give us something, to have a good feeling.
“But in this moment we also look at the table and we are in a good position, fighting in the top part of the league.
“But of course we never forget there are historical rivalries — and what it means for supporters.”
Gunners boss Arteta has revealed he has watched Spurs: All Or Nothing Amazon documentary for managerial tips from Mourinho.
Arteta said: “There are some important moments in that documentary when you can pick some relevant things of why he is getting the success that he is getting.”
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