Match Today: Arsenal vs Tottenham 15-01-2023 English Premier League
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Tottenham Hotspur will host Arsenal on Sunday, and the host team in this confrontation ranks fifth with 33 points, compared to Arsenal’s 44 points at the top of the league.
Tottenham are two points behind the top four, despite having played a game more than their fourth-placed team, Manchester United. They will go into this game hoping their poor spell will not visit again, especially on the back of poor defensive displays of late.
While Spurs are the third highest scorers in the league after Manchester City and Arsenal, Spurs have the poorest defense in the top six, conceding 25 goals. However, Spurs managed two wins and two clean sheets in this match.
They have only failed to score in two of their 18 league games this season. In three of their last four league games, they've scored two goals or more but only conceded one clean sheet in their last eight league games. It hasn't been great at home in the last few league games; They have lost three out of four and in their four home matches, they have conceded twice each.
Arsenal vs Tottenham
Both teams have players coming back from injury but Tottenham Hotspur will probably be the best of them all with Dejan Kulusevski back in training and vying for a place in this fixture.
Harry Kane will be drooling over this game; He scored his fourth goal in five meetings with Arsenal when they met in the first leg and will be looking to extend a good run against Arsenal here.
However, this match comes too early for the Brazilian duo Richarlison and Lucas Moura as well as Rodrigo Bentancur, Arsenal for their part, have good news in the return of Emile Smith Rowe to fitness, and the young Englishman appeared in the FA Cup victory over Oxford United after surgery in thigh.
Bukayo Saka remains a concern for Oxford United's win but is expected to shake off the knockout blow from the game. With Gabriel Jesus still injured, Eddie Nketiah could get another chance to lead the attack, while Martin Odegaard, having earned himself a title. Player of the month this November December, he'll be well excited about this game.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are reportedly closing in on Ukraine's Mykhailo Modric and it remains to be seen if Mikel Arteta will want to use him here, if the deal goes through in time.
Tottenham vs Arsenal
On the other hand, Arsenal entered this match unbeaten in the last five matches, winning four matches, and conceding a clean sheet. In their last match, they crushed Oxford United 3-0, and in their last league match, they scored a goalless draw with Newcastle United.
The win marked the third match in four matches where they have scored two or more goals and three of their last five matches have produced more Premier League matches, unbeaten in 11 matches, a run that includes a 3-1 win over their North London rivals.
In 17 league matches, Arsenal have failed to score in just one match, and they entered this game with three away wins in the league, Arsenal unbeaten in their last five matches.
Tottenham have won three in their last five matches, Arsenal have won three in a row before this match, Tottenham have lost three defeats in their last four home league games.
Arsenal have not lost in their last 11 league games. Tottenham have the weakest defense among the top six teams. Arsenal have won three of their last four encounters with Spurs. Arsenal are enjoying a better run this season with an 11-game unbeaten streak in the league.
They have done well away from home in their recent matches and have a chance to improve their record away from home in the North London derby. Coincidentally, Tottenham have not performed well in their recent home league matches and Arsenal will be looking to step up the pressure on them.