Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal

3 Mar

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech

Petr Cech has played in all 28 Premier League games for Arsenal this season

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech will miss his first league game of the season after suffering a groin injury as he went up for a corner against Swansea.

Cech will be replaced in goal by David Ospina. Laurent Koscielny has a damaged calf and has also been ruled out.

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino hopes Mousa Dembele will be available after missing the last two games with a groin injury.

Dele Alli could start after he was only used as a substitute against West Ham.


Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino on Wednesday’s loss at West Ham: “Our squad is confident, it was only one defeat.

“The most important thing is that we had chances in that second half, I don’t feel the squad feels pressure.

“We have 10 games, a lot of points to play for.”

Alexis Sanchez hasn't scored in 11 league games for Arsenal.<!–



  • Tottenham have lost just one of their last seven Premier League games at home to Arsenal (W4, D2).
  • However, the Gunners won on their last visit to White Hart Lane, which was in the League Cup in September.


  • Tottenham’s defeat by West Ham on Wednesday ended their run of six successive league victories.
  • They have won four of their last five league games at White Hart Lane, with their only defeat against title rivals Leicester.
  • Harry Kane has scored three goals in two league appearances against Arsenal and he has 13 goals in 17 London derbies in the top flight.


  • The Gunners have lost three successive games in all competitions. They haven’t lost four matches in a row since October 2002.
  • Arsenal have won just two of their last eight Premier league away games (D3, L3).
  • Arsene Wenger’s side have taken an unrivalled 10 points from games against the current top four this season, while Spurs have earned eight.
  • Alexis Sanchez hasn’t scored a league goal for 11 matches since October. His only goal in his last 10 appearances in all competitions came against Burnley in the FA Cup.

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