The FA Cup third round draw has not been kind to either of the two North London rivals having pitted them against each other, but at least both sides can fully focus on the clash at the Emirates with no Premier League matches scheduled until next weekend.
Both sides go into the match in excellent spirits with Arsenal having returned to the top of the standings on the back of three successive triumphs and Tottenham boosted their top 4 hopes with victories over Stoke and Manchester United.
And with eight of their last nine meetings producing three goals or more, odds of 8/11 offered on over 2.5 goals need to be considered.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has suggested that he wants his side to go all the way in the FA Cup, meaning the Frenchman is set to field his strongest line-up at the Emirates.
However, the hosts are still without Olivier Giroud, Nicklas Bendtner, Aaron Ramsey, Kieran Gibbs, Yaya Sanogo, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby, but they have received a boost as Mesut Ozil resumed full training on Friday.
Meanwhile, Tim Sherwood has welcomed back the likes of Jermain Defoe, Lewis Holtby and Andros Townsend, but Jan Vertonghen, Sandro, Paulinho and Younes Kaboul are out injured.
Former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor has also declared himself fit for the match at the Emirates and having scored 4 goals in last 5 matches, the Togolese striker is 5/2 to score anytime.
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