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1pt Arsenal to score 2+ goals and 5+ Arsenal corners at 2/1

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Arsenal v Tottenham (1405 GMT, Sky Sports Premier League)

Arsenal's long unbeaten run faces its toughest test in the coming days, with the north London derby against Spurs on Sunday before facing Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Unai Emery should learn a lot about the mettle and capability of his squad, who are undefeated in their last 18 matches in all competitions to surprise many in their first season without Arsene Wenger.

It is expected to be an entertaining clash, with Tottenham looking to prove their credentials as title contenders, just over a week after beating Chelsea at Wembley, and keep within touching distance of Man City and Liverpool.

Mauricio Pochettino's side kept a clean sheet in the Champions League in midweek, with a disciplined 1-0 win over Inter Milan keeping alive their hopes of reaching the knockout stages. They, too, are on a good run, having won their last six in all competitions.

This meeting saw both sides win their home fixture last season and this weekend's Emirates clash, Emery's first as Arsenal boss, promises to be a thriller.


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Prediction: Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham (Sky bet odds: 5/1)
Such a difficult one to predict given both of these sides' form, but the overriding feeling is that Arsenal will just edge it. Most of the Gunners' first team sat out their Europa League win over Vorskla on Thursday, so will be well rested, and home advantage might just help keep their stunning run going, which started after their opening two defeats to Man City and Chelsea. Spurs are a quality outfit though and a draw would not at all be surprising.

Best bet: Arsenal to score 2+ goals and 5+ Arsenal corners at 2/1
As has been the case with a lot of matches this weekend, it is best to avoid the full-time result and to back something which is a possibility regardless of where the points go. With the prediction in mind, the above RequestABet on Sky Bet caught the eye, with goals expected and plenty of chances for the hosts, meaning five corners in the match is a realistic ask as well as a two-goal haul for the hosts.

Goals: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Harry Kane both to score at 4/1
A great price considering the ability of both players. Alexandre Lacazette is a doubt, meaning Aubameyang has scored and the Gabonese forward only needs to get it on target going by the Opta stats (below) - he has scored with his last eight shots on target in the Premier League! He has 10 goals in 17 appearances in all competitions this term, while Kane enjoys playing against the Gunners, scoring seven times in eight appearances.

RequestABet: Both teams to score, Aubameyang 1+ shots on target and Kane 2+ shots on target and 4+ corners each team at 9/2

Opta stats

Son Heung-min scores for Tottenham against Chelsea at Wembley
Son Heung-min scores for Tottenham against Chelsea at Wembley
  • Arsenal have won one of their last eight Premier League matches against Spurs (D4 L3), though that win came at the Emirates in this fixture last season.
  • Spurs have won just one of their last 25 away Premier League games against Arsenal (D10 L14), a 3-2 victory in November 2010.
  • Tottenham have lost more points from winning positions in Premier League games against Arsenal than any side have against another in the competition’s history (37).
  • In all competitions, Arsenal have scored in each of their last 22 home games against Tottenham, last failing to find the net against them in a 0-0 draw in November 1998.
  • Premier League matches between Arsenal and Tottenham have seen both teams find the net more often than any other fixture in the competition (34).
  • Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 11 Premier League matches (W8 D3), since losing against Chelsea back in August.
  • Tottenham have won seven of their eight Premier League away games so far this season, their best return on the road at this stage of a top-flight season since 1960-61, when they won their first eight en route to winning the second of their two top-flight titles.
  • Arsenal have scored a league-high 21 goals in the second half of Premier League games this season. The only times they’ve failed to score after half-time were in their opening two matches of the season (defeats vs Man City and Chelsea).
  • Tottenham have won their last seven Premier League London derby matches – only once have they ever had a longer such run in the top-flight (8 between October 1950 and August 1951).
  • Tottenham striker Harry Kane has scored in six of his seven Premier League appearances against Arsenal (seven goals in total), failing only in this fixture last season.
  • Arsenal’s Unai Emery and Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino haven’t faced since April 2012, when Pochettino’s Espanyol side won 4-0 against Valencia in La Liga. However, Emery won all three of his home La Liga meetings with Pochettino between January 2010 and December 2011.
  • Only two of the last nine Arsenal managers (including caretakers) have won their first league north London derby with Spurs – Don Howe in 1983 and Arsene Wenger in 1996.
  • During his managerial career in England and Spain, Mauricio Pochettino has managed more away league games against Arsenal without winning (P5 W0 D3 L2) than against any other opponent.
  • Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored with his last eight shots on target in the Premier League – the last keeper to save one from him was West Ham’s Lukasz Fabianski in August.

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