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Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur: GiveMeSport preview & prediction

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Arsenal host local rivals Spurs in the north-London derby in the late kick-off on Saturday in what promises to be yet another exciting match between the two clubs.

There has been 21 goals in the last six games between the two clubs with Arsenal winning five out of the six matches and Spurs winning the other 2-1 back in March 2013. All together they have faced each other 160 times in their history with Arsenal taking the lions share of wins at 67 compared with that of Spurs’ 50 meaning a total points deficit of 51 to Arsenal including 43 draws.

Fans will be looking forward to an exciting derby day contest and Mauricio Pochettino spoke about what it means to have the right attitude leading into such a game.

Mathieu Flamini could be back after a dead leg while Yaya Sanogo is doubtful after suffering a hamstring problem prior to the Villa game last weekend. Debuchy and Giroud are all still out with injury while Theo Walcott will return to full training next month.

Arsenal were knocked out of the Capital One Cup during the week while Spurs progressed with a win over Nottingham Forest. Wenger will be hoping his side can bounce back with a win while Pochettino will probably hope his side don’t suffer a cup hangover going into such an important fixture.

It will be close and exciting like it always is between these two sides but history edges us towards the Gunners this time. Our verdict 2-1 Arsenal.

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