Arsenal vs Tottenham LIVE Football Score 26 Sept 2021
Arsenal is going head to head with Tottenham starting on 26 Sept 2021 at 15:30 UTC at Emirates Stadium stadium, London city, England. The match is a part of the Premier League.
After a painful period of behind-closed-doors North London derbies, supporters prepare to arrive at the Emirates Stadium en masse to witness Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur lock horns on Sunday afternoon. The Gunners enter this game on the back of a 3-0 EFL Cup success against AFC Wimbledon, whereas Spurs needed penalties to get over the line against Wolverhampton Wanderers
Martin Odegaard endeared himself to the Arsenal fans straight away with a goal in last season’s Emirates North London derby – although the Gunners faithful were not there to witness it – but plenty in Turf Moor were treated to a slice of Scandinavian magic last weekend. Arsenal’s profligacy could have cost them dear once again, but former Real Madrid starlet Odegaard scored a peach of a free kick against Burnley to set Arsenal on their way to a 1-0 win before a second-string XI cruised to a 3-0 EFL Cup third-round win over League One outfit AFC Wimbledon.
The Gunners’ previous win over Norwich City means that they enter the North London derby on the back of three wins and three clean sheets on the spin – with Mikel Arteta reaping the rewards of having his first-choice defenders available – but they remain in a disappointing 13th place in the fledgling standings. After only managing one goal from 17 shots on target against Norwich, Arsenal produced an equally worrying success rate against Burnley – a solitary strike from nine efforts on goal – and failure to put the tie to bed will certainly harm them against their fellow continental chasers.
However, Arsenal have not failed to score in a Premier League meeting at home to Tottenham since the turn of the millennium, and given their rivals’ recent run of form, Arteta’s side are the ones with the wind in their sails before Sunday’s mouthwatering contest.
- Arsenal are unbeaten in their past 10 Premier League home games against Tottenham (W6, D4).
- Mikel Arteta’s side are vying to win consecutive league fixtures against their north London rivals for the first time since 2014.
- Spurs’ 3-2 victory at the Emirates in 2010 is their only win in the past 28 top-flight matches away to Arsenal (D11, L16).
- The Gunners have scored at least once in each of their last 22 Premier League home games against Tottenham.
- Arsenal have won 1-0 in successive league matches – they haven’t won three top-flight fixtures in a row by that score since 2008.
- If they fail to score on Sunday, Arsenal will equal their record for fewest goals after six games of a league campaign. They had two goals at the same stage of the 1910-11 season.
- The Gunners have used 26 players in this season’s Premier League and made 16 changes to their starting line-up – both are league highs prior to the latest round of matches.
- The average age of their starting line-up, 24 years and 328 days, is the top-flight’s youngest in 2021-22.
- Alexandre Lacazettte could become the first Arsenal player to score in four consecutive home league games against Tottenham.
- Aaron Ramsdale can become the third goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in each of his first three Premier League appearances for Arsenal, emulating Alex Manninger in 1998 and David Ospina in 2015.
- Back-to-back 3-0 defeats leave Spurs at risk of losing three consecutive league matches by three goals or more for the first time in their history.
- They have been beaten in their last three Premier League games against fellow London clubs – they have not lost four in a row since a six-match sequence between March 2003 and January 2004.
- Tottenham head coach Nuno Espirito Santo lost just one of six league fixtures against Arsenal as Wolves boss (W3, D2).
- Harry Kane’s tally of four top-flight shots has been exceeded by 110 other Premier League players this season prior to the latest round of fixtures.
- Kane is the leading scorer in north London derbies, with 11 goals in 14 league and cup appearances, while his total of 11 Premier League goals against Arsenal is bettered only by Wayne Rooney’s 12.
- Kane, who is set to make his 250th Premier League appearance, failed to score versus the Gunners in March but has never gone consecutive matches against them without netting.