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Can Arsenal finally end their winless run against Tottenham in Sunday’s North London derby?

Crippy Cooke in Editorial, English Premier League 3 Nov 2016

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could hardly wish for better form ahead of this weekend's North London derby

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could hardly wish for better form ahead of this weekend’s North London derby

Arsenal welcome Tottenham Hotspur to the Emirates Stadium for Sunday’s North London derby in the Premier League, having gone four games without a win against Spurs in the division.

However, Arsenal are in fine form ahead of this weekend’s meeting while Tottenham are enduring one of their worst run of results in many years, so could the Gunners finally get their revenge?

Tottenham’s form since March 2016 has been a worry

Tottenham have recently hit a slump in form in all competitions, having failed to win their last five games but it’s Spurs’ form since March of last season that has been disappointing. Mauricio Pochettino’s men infamously suffered a crumble at the tail end of the 2015/16 campaign, dropping points in their last four Premier League games, and they have somewhat repeated the feat months later.

Since March, Tottenham have played 28 games in all competitions, winning 11 times, drawing 10 and losing seven. This season, they have scored just two goals in their last five and have struggled on the road in the league and Europe too – dropping three places in the league in recent weeks. They have a good record against Arsenal in the North London derby, having beaten the Gunners once and picking up three draws from their last four head-to-heads, but could see their bragging rights taken away this weekend as a things stand.

Arsenal enjoying one of their best-ever starts to the season

As for the home side, Arsenal are enjoying a fantastic run of form in all competitions and remain unbeaten since the opening day. The Gunners have won nine of their last 10 games ahead of Sunday’s clash with Tottenham and could go top of the Premier League table with a win over Spurs. Arsenal are currently second in the league with 23 points, and will fancy their chances of stifling Tottenham given their impressive defensive record coupled with the visitors impotence in recent weeks.

Tottenham have failed to score in three of their last four games in all competitions, and face an Arsenal defence boasting three clean sheets from their last five in the Premier League. And with Spurs likely to be missing Harry Kane, they could really struggle to break Arsenal down. The Gunners haven’t beaten Tottenham in their last four Premier League head-to-heads but that could come to an end at the Emirates. Arsenal are 10/11 to win against Tottenham Hotspur in Sunday’s Premier League clash.

Will the Gunners deliver?


Crippy Cooke

Crippy Cooke has somehow written for the Telegraph, Independent, Huffington Post, Zoo Magazine, Daily Mail, ITV Football, MSN Sport, Yahoo Sport, London24 and Bleacher Report among others, despite knowing less about football than your average Fan TV member . The weekly accumulator enthusiast is saving up his winnings to pay for a much-needed hair transplant but grows more on his chin than his head. He lives and breathes football and somehow makes a living writing from it.



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