The Premier League returns today with north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur kicking off the weekend.
Arsenal go into the fixture at the top of the table having won six of their opening seven league games.
Tottenham can leapfrog their rivals with a victory at the Emirates Stadium but they have only won twice away at Arsenal in the Premier League era.
Mikel Arteta and Antonio Conte face off for the second time in their careers with the Italian having the early edge in the head-to-head standings. The Gunners are undefeated against Spurs since 2018 at home and won the last two in their home stadium.
Harry Kane and Son Heung-min will be looking to continue their strong goalscoring record in the derby whilst summer signing Gabriel Jesus will take part in his very first.
William Saliba, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Ivan Perisic are further expected to make their NLD debuts but once again fitness concerns surround Thomas Partey. The Ghanaian was withdrawn from international duty as a precaution but could yet still play.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta expressed the club’s desire to solve groin issues which have resulted in an enforced break for Emile Smith Rowe.
The club confirmed he is expected to be out until December following successful surgery, of which the 22-year-old is already rehabilitating.
“Hopefully yes (Smith Rowe will be available after the World Cup),” Arteta said.
“We had to make a decision. We could not continue with that uncertainty of ‘Do we have him? Don’t we have him in certain conditions?’ we had to draw a line.
“The player was the first one demanding that he wanted a final decision and we supported that. Now we have to prepare him to come back stronger than he was.”
The discomfort, which is linked to growing pains, limited Smith Rowe to just four Premier League appearances off the bench this season alongside a 45-minute cameo for the under-21s in September.
The Arsenal vs Tottenham match will be played at the Emirates.
What time will the Arsenal vs Tottenham match start?
The Arsenal vs Tottenham match will start at 5:00 PM IST.
Which TV channels will broadcast the Arsenal vs Tottenham match?
The Arsenal vs Tottenham match will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network.
How to watch the live streaming of the Arsenal vs Tottenham match?
The Arsenal vs Tottenham match will be streamed live on Disney+ Hotstar.
115 mins from kickoff: The record of the away teams in this fixture is as terrible as the form of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min is brilliant.
One of the last 23 top-flight meetings has been won by the visitors, when Arsenal prevailed 1-0 at White Hart Lane in March 2014.
Arsenal must loathe Kane, who’s scored 13 times in 17 games against Arsenal. Son has four in his last five Premier League matches against these opponents.