Arsenal-Spurs: confirmed line-ups and live updates

02 December at 14:00
Arsenal take on Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon, as Unai Emery faces his first North London Derby as head coach at Arsenal, as the Spaniard gets the chance to measure progress against the Gunners’ fiercest opposition.
 
  • Arsenal have won one of their last eight Premier League matches against Spurs (D4 L3), though that win came at the Emirates in this fixture last season.
  • Spurs have won just one of their last 25 away Premier League games against Arsenal (D10 L14), a 3-2 victory in November 2010.
  • Tottenham have lost more points from winning positions in Premier League games against Arsenal than any side have against another in the competition’s history (37).
  • In all competitions, Arsenal have scored in each of their last 22 home games against Tottenham, last failing to find the net against them in a 0-0 draw in November 1998.
  • Premier League matches between Arsenal and Tottenham have seen both teams find the net more often than any other fixture in the competition (34).
  • Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 11 Premier League matches (W8 D3), since losing against Chelsea back in August.
  • Tottenham have won seven of their eight Premier League away games so far this season, their best return on the road at this stage of a top-flight season since 1960-61, when they won their first eight en route to winning the second of their two top-flight titles.
  • Arsenal have scored a league-high 21 goals in the second half of Premier League games this season. The only times they’ve failed to score after half-time were in their opening two matches of the season (defeats vs Man City and Chelsea).
  • Tottenham have won their last seven Premier League London derby matches – only once have they ever had a longer such run in the top-flight (8 between October 1950 and August 1951).
  • Tottenham striker Harry Kane has scored in six of his seven Premier League appearances against Arsenal (seven goals in total), failing only in this fixture last season.
  • Arsenal’s Unai Emery and Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino haven’t faced since April 2012, when Pochettino’s Espanyol side won 4-0 against Valencia in La Liga. However, Emery won all three of his home La Liga meetings with Pochettino between January 2010 and December 2011.
  • Only two of the last nine Arsenal managers (including caretakers) have won their first league north London derby with Spurs – Don Howe in 1983 and Arsene Wenger in 1996.
  • During his managerial career in England and Spain, Mauricio Pochettino has managed more away league games against Arsenal without winning (P5 W0 D3 L2) than against any other opponent.
  • Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored with his last eight shots on target in the Premier League – the last keeper to save one from him was West Ham’s Lukasz Fabianski in August.

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