Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal match preview, team news and forecast line-ups – originally published on Sportslens.com
Tottenham Hotspur welcomes Arsenal today as 2000 fans are allowed to return to the stadium for the first time Jose Mourinho's men are imperative to claim a win over their bitter rivals as a fitting gift to their returning fans and return to the top of the Premier League.
The derby in North London is expected to be a blast as always, as both teams currently have a point or two to prove in the top English league despite their opposing forms and more than boastful rights could be at stake.
Spurs have won six games, drawn three times and lost once in the 2020-21 league campaign, while Arsenal have won four times, drawn once and lost five games.
A win for the hosts will further cement Mourinho's dominance over the Gunners, who have not lost a home game to them in 10 previo had the worst start to a league campaign in 39 years to stop quickly.
Tottenham striker Harry Kane missed Thursday's Europa League squad due to injury but was able to return for today's duel.
After the England international has already scored 10 goals in all competitions against the Gunners, he will be the top scorer in Derby history in North London if he is listed today.
Erik Lamela will not be available due to an injury, but Toby Alderweireld could be back in the starting line-up after his return to training in the middle of the week.
Sergio Reguilon and Carlos Vinicius also doubt that today's squad missed Thursday's trip on matchday while goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is being judged for illness.
Arsenal have to do without the banned Nic olas Pepe, while David Luiz and Thomas Partey were both able to get back into action.
The Brazilian center-back was sent off at halftime last weekend after a head fight with Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez.
Predicted Tottenham XI
Davies, Dier, Alderweireld, Doherty  Sissoko, Hojbjerg  Bergwijn, Ndombele, Sohn
Probable Arsenal XI
Leno 19659003] Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney
Willian, Lacazette, Saka