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Spurs welcome Arsenal to Wembley on Saturday afternoon looking to exact revenge on their north London rivals.
The Gunners triumphed 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium in November 2017 to quash premature talk of a power shift in the capital.
But what has changed since that day in the red side of north London? talkSPORT traces the development of each side’s season over the last north London derby.
Tottenham headed to the Emirates Stadium with the intention of stamping their authority against Arsene Wenger’s men.
Spurs knew a win would move them within five points of Premier League leaders Manchester City ahead of their away trip to Leicester.
But despite welcoming Dele Alli and Harry Kane back from injury, Mauricio Pochettino’s side struggled at the Emirates, and went on to lose the encounter 2-0.
The loss marked consecutive defeats in big away trips for Spurs – having lost to Manchester United previously – and left their title hopes all but over as Man City moved 11 points clear.
Spurs occupied fourth spot following the defeat, but have since dropped to fifth place and currently trail fourth-placed Chelsea by one point.
Arsenal were expected to face a tough task at the Emirates despite taking maximum points from their opening five home games.
The Gunners trailed their north London rivals by four points and had suffered four losses from their 11 league games.
But Arsene Wenger’s side produced arguably their performance of the season to-date as goals from Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez sealed all three points for the hosts.
Sanchez and Mesut Ozil starred for the Gunners having previously turned in lacklustre displays in their 3-1 defeat to Man City a week earlier.
The Gunners moved within one point of Spurs thanks to their victory but stayed in sixth place – a position they still occupy almost three months later.
Spurs fans, having seen their side seriously challenge for the Premier League title in the two previous seasons, all but gave up their hopes of becoming champions following the defeat.
Pochettino’s men failed to answer questions surrounding their away form against other top six sides and were made to readjust their targets for the season.
Spurs have fallen further behind Man City since November but can look forward to a Champions League last-16 clash against Juventus as well as a fifth-round FA Cup tie against Rochdale.
Pochettino’s side have a battle on their hands to secure Champions League football for next season but would regard the season as a success if they secure silverware alongside a top four finish.
Arsenal secured a morale boosting win against their north London rivals in November but they have failed to build on a hugely impressive performance.
Alexis Sanchez, one of the Gunners’ star men against Spurs, has since left for Manchester United but his departure has brought a sense of calm to the club, especially with Mesut Ozil signing a new three-year contract.
The Gunners have since booked their place in the Carabao Cup final after seeing off Chelsea in the semi-finals – the one trophy Wenger has yet to win since managing in England.
Arsenal, as well as Tottenham, have regressed since last season but the arrivals of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have brought a renewed sense of optimism to the Gunners, who remain outsiders to finish in the top four.
Style of play
Tottenham opted to stick with three central defenders despite losing Toby Alderweireld to injury two weeks earlier.
Spurs operated in a 3-5-2 formation against the Gunners but a rusty Kane and Alli failed to fire as the hosts came out on top.
Pochettino has since reverted to playing two central defenders in the absence of Alderweireld, allowing Eric Dier to play in the deep-lying midfield position he thrived in during the 2015/16 season.
Spurs have become less reliant on their full-backs and have utilised the pace of Son Heung-min and Dele Alli. The return to form and fitness of Mousa Dembele has seen Spurs build their game on the strength of their midfield and not a three-man defence.
Arsenal saw off Spurs in November with a 3-4-2-1 formation and benefitted from the form of a confident attacking trio of Alexandre Lacazette, Ozil and Sanchez.
The return of Mustafi to the Gunners defence proved pivotal on the day as the German provided strength and stability at the back as well as the opening goal at the Emirates.
The Gunners have similarly ditched a three-man defence in favour of a traditional back-four in recent weeks, as well as giving their attacking players tactical freedom.
Despite Sanchez’s departure, Arsenal arguably possess a stronger attack now, thanks to the additions of Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan, who are expected to start in a 4-3-3 at Wembley.
But the Gunners’ chances of securing a positive result will likely hang on their defensive efforts as a team.