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What time, what channel, team news and all you need to know about Arsenal v Spurs


Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte celebrates as Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta looks on.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte celebrates as Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta looks on.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte celebrates as Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta looks on.

Arsenal host Tottenham in the Premier League this weekend in the season's first North London derby. Here’s all you need to know about the match.

Where and when is it on?

Saturday's game takes place at the Emirates with a 12.30pm kick-off.

Where can I watch the game?

The match will be shown live on BT Sport 1 with coverage starting at 11.30am. The game is also being streamed live on the BT Sport Player.

What is the head-to-head record like?

The fixture is one English football's most famous, with the clubs first meeting on 09 Nov 1896 in a United League game that finished 2-1 to then Woolwich Arsenal. Spurs' first win came on Christmas Day the following year in the same competition with a 3-2 victory.

It was 1909 before the pair met in the Football League, a 1-0 Arsenal win on 04 December, with Tottenham's first league win coming on 03 December 1910 when they won 3-1.

Overall the record show 84 Arsenal wins, 67 for Tottenham with 54 draws. Last season saw one home win apiece, the Gunners with a 3-1 victory in September and Spurs going one better with a 3-0 win last May.

What's the team news?

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Arsenal have captain Martin Odegaard fit and available. The Norway international missed the win over Brentford with a calf issue but is ready to return having featured for his country in the past week.

Thomas Partey suffered a knee injury while away with Ghana but should come back in, while Oleksandar Zinchenko (calf) is also training.

However, Mohamed Elneny (hamstring) and Emile Smith Rowe (groin) will miss the Premier League match.

Spurs have a number of injury concerns before making the short trip to face their local rivals.

Hugo Lloris (thigh), Ben Davies (knee) and Dejan Kulusevski (hamstring) are all doubts for the Emirates clash.

Lucas Moura could be back in contention following a lengthy absence with a calf issue.

Arsenal provisional squad: Ramsdale, Turner, Tomiyasu, Cedric, White, Saliba, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Zinchenko, Lokonga, Partey, Xhaka, Marquinhos, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Jesus, Nketiah.

Tottenham provisional squad: Lloris, Forster, Austin, Doherty, Emerson, Spence, Dier, Sanchez, Romero, Tanganga, Lenglet, Davies, Perisic, Sessegnon, Bissouma, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Skipp, Sarr, White, Kulusevski, Son, Kane, Gil, Richarlison, Moura.

What can I read about in the build-up on Independent.ie?

Both sides have started the season well with Arsenal top and Spurs sitting third, only a point behind.

Arsenal eased to a win over Brentford in their last game before the international break, while Tottenham hit Leicester for six.

And while Ireland's Matt Doherty hasn't had much in the way of gametime this season, he's spoken in glowing terms about the impact Antonio Conte has had since taking over at Spurs.

What are the match odds?

The Gunners are favourites at 19/20 with Spurs 13/5 and the draw also priced at 13/5.

What are the camps saying?

Antonio Conte:

“We have to wait until tomorrow to check some players because they returned from the national team with some physical problems. Tomorrow will be very important, the last training session, to understand the players we can count (on).

“Honestly I don’t want to speak about the injury because I don’t want to give (the) advantage to Arsenal But for sure we have to face some problems, some physical problems.

“We have to know also that we have just started to play the first game in a run that we have to play 13 games in 43 days. For sure we have to try to make the best solution and to try not to take big risks because if we take big risks and lose players for the rest of the games, it will be a disaster.”

Mikel Arteta:

“The journey they’ve had since Antonio (Conte) joined and how things have changed and the team that he’s building, and the very clear identity they have in their way of playing. Obviously we know that both teams expect a tough match.

“The mentality doesn’t change, we have to go game by game. We need to look to get better and improve in many areas we need to get better at and to be humble, but at the same time ambitious. That’s our way forward to achieve what we want.”

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