Wed 15 Nov 2017, 10:23
Don’t miss the action on your Channel of Champions when age-old enemies Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur clash in a lunchtime north London derby on Saturday 18 November at the Emirates Stadium (Kick-off 14:30).
The north London showdown between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur is still regarded as one of the fiercest rivalries in English football.
Tune in for live English Premier League action when Arsenal host near-neighbours Christian_Eriksen2on Saturday 18 November from 14:00 on SS3 (DStv Channel 203 streaming live on DStv Now). Highlights on DStv Catch Up later.
It brings the northern suburbs of the English capital to a standstill on match day and an entire security operation is mounted to keep rival fans apart.
It riles Gunners fans to know that after a long period of dominance over fierce rivals Spurs, the Lilywhites have been out-performing their side and finished above them in the Premier League last season.
Wiley Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs are currently third, level on 23 points with Manchester United, but trail the seemingly invincible runaway leaders Manchester City by eight points. Arsenal need to make up even more ground and trail City by 12.
Both sides, much like United, Chelsea and Liverpool, are playing catch-up football and can ill afford another stumble.
But for now, there’s also the matter of which set of fans will be left crowing come Saturday afternoon.
Potential Game Changers:
Arsenal: Alexandre Lacazette, Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Alex Iwobi, Granit Xaka, Olivier Giroud (subject to fitness).
Spurs: Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son, Christian Eriksen, Moussa Sissoko, Mousa Dembele, Harry Winks (subject to fitness).
Top Goal Scorers (Matches):
Arsenal: Alexandre Lacazette 6 (11), Aaron Ramsey 3 (10), Danny Welbeck 3 (6), Nacho Monreal 2 (11), Sead Kolasinac 1 (10).
Tottenham: Harry Kane 8 (10), Christian Eriksen 3 (11), Dele Alli 3 (10), Baen Davies 2 (8), Heung-Min Son 2 (10).
Arsenal (Last 5): Manchester City 3 Arsenal 1, Arsenal 0 Crvena Zvezda 0 (UEL), Arsenal 2 Swansea 1, Arsenal 2 Norwich City 1 (ELC), Everton 2 Arsenal 5.
Tottenham (Last 5): Spurs 1 Crystal Palace 0, Spurs 3 Real Madrid 1 (UCL), Manchester Utd 1 Spurs 0, Spurs 2 West Ham Utd 3 (ELC), Spurs 4 Liverpool 1.
Head to Head (Overall): Matches: 193. Arsenal wins 80. Spurs wins 62. Draws 51.
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By Trevor Cramer