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The North London Derby | More than a game

  1. Tottenham have only won one Premier League game at the Emirates. This came in a 3-2 win under Harry Redknapp in November 2010.

  2. The last 3 North London derbies at the Emirates have finished in a draw. (All 1-1)

  3. Arsenal have won their last 10 home games in a row, scoring a minimum of two goals in each fixture.

  4. Harry Kane has scored in 5 North London Derbies in a row. His 6 goals in this fixture is only beaten by Robert Pires (7) and Emmanuel Adebayor (8).

  5. Arsene Wenger has only ever lost one home match to Tottenham since he joined Arsenal in 1996.

  6. Mauricio Pocchettino is unbeaten in all 6 of his North London derbies (2W 4D)

  7. Petr Cech hasn’t saved any of the last 13 penalties he’s faced. His last penalty save was for Chelsea versus Fulham in February 2011.

  8. Tottenham have been awarded a penalty in each of the last three games against Arsenal.

  9. 5 goals on Saturday will make this game the highest scoring Premier League fixture of all time. (The record is currently held by Tottenham v Liverpool)

  10. The two clubs have played 50 Premier League games against each other since the inception of the Premier League. (Arsenal W18, Tottenham W11, Draws 21) There are no trophies on offer on Saturday. However, defeat for either of these teams will end their title ambitions, no matter how lofty those ambitions might be. This is the number one fixture every Arsenal and Tottenham fan wants to win. As a Spurs fan, I would swap the Real Madrid result every day of the week if it meant Spurs beat Arsenal in their backyard. Arsenal fans are desperate to come out on top to show the noisy neigbours that there is no power shift in North London. There has been a lot of talk about Tottenham and the incredible transformation under Mauricio Pochettino. It is true, the progress has been immense since he took charge. However, if Tottenham want to be included in conversations about the dominant forces in English football it is time to deliver a performance that merits that inclusion. Arsenal v Tottenham Date: Saturday, November 18th 2017 Time: 12.30pm (GMT) Venue: Emirates Stadium Live on Sky Sports Main Event (coverage from 11.30am) Ben Smith

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