The 168th North London derby will be played  on Sunday, 14th March, 2021 at 4:30 GMT, 5:30pm Nigerian time.

Arsenal are still hoping for a revival in the league in order to get a Europa League spot next season. The Gunners are often unaccustomed to going into derby games below their most hated rivals in the Premier League standing. However, they will come just four point behind Spurs if they take all three points in this game, as they boast the all time edge in such clashes, winning 66 of their last 167 meetings (D47, L54).

Arsenal's midweek triumph over Olympiacos may take a toll on them as fatigue may set in to distort their balance and not encouraging for the Gunners is that  they have gone behind inside the first ten minutes in both prior games played immediately after an European fixture in 2021, winning one and drawing the other. History is till on the Mikel Arteta's side as an encouraging stats shows that they could recover from an early setback as they have recovered four points from six despite lost 2-1 at the break in the last two Premier League Head-to-Head at the Emirates.

Tottenham Hotspur are aiming to get a first league double over their North London rival for the first time since 1992/1993 season. The Lilywhites are braced up for a fight for the Premier League top four after winning all of their last three league games. Considering Arteta's side slow start to games after an European competition this year, Spurs might be looking to be the team to draw the first blood as Jose Mourinho's side have scored the opener in all of their last Premier League three wins inside the first 25 minutes of the game. 

In as much as Spurs played their European game in midweek at home, they are still the outsiders in this game and will lament a dreadful record as travelling underdogs in the Premier League, winning just once in 11 games (D5, L5) since 2019/2020 season. In an interesting relation to their post halftime falls in recent away league games, Spurs have lost the second half without scoring in five of their last six away lost to former or current Premier League champions.

Arsenal's club captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have scored the club's second goal of the day in each of his last two home league home games against Tottenham. Tottenham's Harry Kane will be looking to score the club's 100th all time Head-to-Head away goal with three of his four goals against the Gunners coming in between the first 31 minutes.

The Gunners look clean on injury front going into this game and Mikel Arteta will look to field a strong XI as the chase for an European league spot heat up for the Red London club.

Jose Mourinho have only Giovanni Lo Celso to worry about on injury front who is out as a result of a Muscle injury and will miss this game.

This fiercely contested North London derby to be held at Emirates Stadium will see Michael Oliver as the centre referee.

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