Tottenham v Arsenal team news & stats

Date published: Friday 4th March 2016 10:12

Mousa Dembele

Tottenham have lost only one of their last seven Premier League home games against Arsenal going into Saturday’s crucial clash at White Hart Lane.

Team news

Tottenham are hopeful Mousa Dembele will be fit to return from the groin injury which has kept him out of the last two games, while Dele Alli is likely to return after starting on the bench against West Ham.

Clinton Njie and Jan Vertonghen, however, remain sidelined with knee injuries.

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech faces three to four weeks out with the calf injury he sustained when running back from a corner in the midweek defeat to Swansea City. David Ospina will start in his place.

Laurent Koscielny also misses out with a calf injury for the Gunners, as do Jack Wilshere (leg), Tomas Rosicky (thigh), Santi Cazorla (knee) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee).

Kick-off at White Hart Lane on Saturday is at 12.45pm.

Opta stats

  • Tottenham have lost just one of their last seven Premier League games against Arsenal at White Hart Lane (W4 D2 L1).
  • Harry Kane has scored three goals in two Premier League appearances against Arsenal.
  • Kane has scored 13 goals in 17 Premier League London derbies.
  • Arsenal have scored exactly one goal in each of their last six Premier League games against Spurs and each of the last four trips to White Hart Lane.
  • Arsenal have scored in 41 of their last 42 meetings with Tottenham Hotspur in all competitions.
  • The Arsenal v Spurs fixture is the most common in Premier League history to see the team scoring first not going on to win (14 draws and eight comeback wins).
  • Arsenal have taken the most points from the head to heads between this season’s top four (10), while Spurs have eight.
  • Arsenal haven’t won twice at White Hart Lane in the same season (all competitions) since 1986-87 (three wins there).
  • Arsenal have won just two of their last eight Premier league away games (W2 D3 L3).
  • Arsenal haven’t lost four successive games in all competitions since October 2002.

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