Tottenham vs Arsenal – Premier League preview and team news

A place in the top four of the Premier League is up for grabs as Tottenham meet Arsenal in the North London derby on Saturday lunchtime.

Both sides come into the game in fine form, and for Spurs, that has been largely thanks to the efforts of three key players in recent weeks, with Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane scoring consistently at one end, and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris making numerous fine saves at the other.

That was again the case at West Bromwich Albion in their last game, and they are now making significant progress towards a Champions League place. Manager Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping for a repeat of their performance in the 5-3 New Year’s Day win over Chelsea.

Arsenal are on their best run of the season, and looked full of confidence as they dispatched a poor Aston Villa on Sunday with five different players finding the net. Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott have both impressed on their return from injury, and their pace and trickery could unlock an often flaky Spurs defence.

It will be fascinating to see how Arsene Wenger sets his team up here, particularly after the more measured effort they produced in seeing off champions Manchester City in January, but with momentum behind them as well as their hosts, this promises to be a high-quality encounter.

Tottenham have a fully-fit squad to choose from, but could be unchanged from the game at West Brom.

The visitors will continue to be without Alexis Sanchez, Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Debuchy, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be in contention for a return.

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