Welcome to Sportstar’s live blog of the Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal Premier League clash taking place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England.
00:01: STATISTICAL ATTACK: Tottenham are unbeaten in their last seven home league games against Arsenal (W5 D2), their longest run against their North London rivals since a run of nine between 1960 and 1968.
11:15 p.m.: Starting lineups!
Arsenal starting eleven: Ramsdale (GK), Tomiyasu, Holding, Gabriel, Cedric, Xhaka, Elneny, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Nketiah
Tottenham Hotspur starting eleven: Lloris (Goalkeeper), Royal, Sánchez, Dier, Davies, Sessegnon, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Kulusevski, Son, Kane
A North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur It’s always a hot game in the Premier League but arsenal you don’t need any extra motivation with a UEFA Champions League staked, manager Mikel Arteta he said Wednesday.
Arsenal are four points clear of Tottenham with three games to go and a home win for their rivals would ensure a top-four finish and a return to the Champions League for the first time since the 2016-17 season.
“The message is clear, if we win against them we will play in the Champions League next season. You don’t need any motivation or tell them anything more than that,” Arteta told reporters before Thursday’s clash.
“The opportunity is there, we’re going to play and go for it like we always do. That’s how we got to this position and that’s how we’re going to approach it.”
A top-four place seemed unlikely at the start of the season when Spurs briefly topped the table while Arsenal shored up the league, but Arteta’s side made steady progress and are on a four-game winning streak in the league.
“This is football. Things change very quickly, both ways,” Arteta said. “Just surround yourself with good people, make sure you believe in what you’re doing, be consistent, and then I think eventually things will happen the way they need to happen.
“So you also need that element of luck, you need the support element and you need the ball to go into the net at the right time when it needs to be.”
Arsenal have an injury cloud hanging over them with several first-team players either doubtful for the clash or sidelined.
“Thomas (Partey) is still out, Kieran (Tierney) is still out and with Ben (White) there is still doubt, you have to assess him and see how he feels, which is much better. With Bukayo (Saka) it’s the same,” Arteta said. .
“It’s very difficult to qualify with injuries, that’s how they (White and Saka) feel today, that’s the last day we can assess them and try to get the feel basically.”
Where can the game be seen?
|The Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal match will kick off at 12:15am and will be broadcast live on the Star Network (SD and HD). It will also be broadcast live on the OTT Platform, Disney+Hotstar and JioTV.|