Wednesday 25 April 2018

Arsenal v Tottenham in numbers

Arsene Wenger has won 22 north London derbies in his 20 years at Arsenal
Arsene Wenger has won 22 north London derbies in his 20 years at Arsenal

Arsenal host fierce local rivals Tottenham on Sunday with both looking to stay in the mix at the top of the Premier League.

Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at some of the numbers around the much-anticipated Emirates Stadium clash.

4.1 - The number of goals averaged in the 10 Premier League games contested between the neighbours at the Emirates Stadium since it opened in 2006, with back-to-back 5-2 Arsenal wins in 2012 ranking as two of the most memorable clashes.

10 - Emmanuel Adebayor boasts the record for the most goals scored in the fixture, having hit eight for Arsenal before crossing the north London divide and bagging twice in the derby during his spell at Spurs.

21 - It has been a long 21 years since Tottenham last finished above Arsenal in the Premier League. It was at the end of the 1994/95 season with Spurs finishing seventh under Gerry Francis as the Gunners languished in 12th after George Graham's near nine-year stint as boss had come to an end earlier in the campaign.

48 - The number of north London derbies Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has managed in during his 20-year tenure with the Gunners. The Frenchman has won on 22 occasions.

1909 - The first meeting between the two clubs came in the old First Division, although not a north London derby as the then-named Woolwich Arsenal were based in south-east London. They won 1-0 courtesy of a goal from Walter Lawrence.

61,000 - The planned capacity for Tottenham's new stadium, due for completion ahead of the 2018/19 season, which will take them above Arsenal's 60,432 seats at the Emirates Stadium to become London's biggest club venue.

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