The north London derby returns Sunday in a peculiar Premier League campaign where neither hosts Arsenal or Tottenham Hotspur look confident in their bids for a top-four finish. That being said, Spurs have won their past five games in all competitions and hope to beat Arsenal in three straight meetings for the first time since 1974. It so happens that both London giants finished only a handful of points above the top flight’s relegation zone in the 1974-75 campaign, though neither club’s plight is quite so dire almost half a century later.
What TV Channel is Arsenal-Tottenham on?
Telemundo will broadcast Sunday’s north London derby as old nemeses reopen their rivalry, with kick-off taking place at 11:30 a.m. ET. You can live stream Premier League matches on fuboTV.
How to Watch Arsenal vs. Tottenham Hotspur
When: Sunday, March 14
Where: Emirates Stadium, London, England
Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)
This rendezvous at the Emirates Stadium is particularly pressurised for Mikel Arteta and Arsenal after they failed to win any of their previous five north London derbies. The Gunners’ last victory in this fixture was a 4-2 home triumph at the end of 2018, but that space of a little more than two years will feel like a lifetime to their fans. Spurs would like nothing more than to extend that drought and potentially seal a piece of modern history in the rivalry, with Harry Kane and Heung-min Son securing the spoils when the teams last met in December:
That pair have since welcomed the growing influence of a third prong to form a Tottenham trident with Gareth Bale, who’s set to play in his first north London derby since 2013.
Both clubs were victorious in their respective UEFA Europa League commitments on Thursday. Arsenal survived some scares at the back to come away as 3-1 winners over Olympiacos, while Jose Mourinho’s men sauntered to a 2-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb thanks to a Kane brace:
The Gunners are at a slight disadvantage after flying to Athens, Greece, for their last-16 fixture while Tottenham remained in London, but Mourinho was quick to dodge any notion that his side had any kind of edge in respite:
Bale isn’t the only ‘new’ face set to feature in this fixture, with both Mourinho and Arteta having ascended to their club thrones since the last time Arsenal hosted Tottenham (a 2-2 draw in September 2019). Unai Emery and Mauricio Pochettino were still in charge of their respective teams. The jury may still be out on whether things are better off under the new regimes.
Arsenal—who are 10th in the Premier League and seven points behind seventh-placed Spurs—return home having failed to keep a clean sheet in nine games. A defensive error against proved costly when Olympiacos scored their only goal on Thursday, the same kind of mistake that won’t go unpunished in a derby setting:
Kane has scored in all but two of his 12 Premier League meetings with Arsenal and hopes to mark a fourth season in which he’s netted both home and away against Tottenham’s greatest opponents. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored two of the Gunners’ four goals when they last hosted this fixture but has only three in seven encounters since moving to north London.
England frontman Kane is expected to be fit to start despite being seen icing his knee following his withdrawal against Dinamo, while Giovani Lo Celso is the only other fitness concern for either outfit.