Arsenal vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction today

Arsenal and Tottenham are separated by just one point at the top of the Premier League table as they go head-to-head in the first north London derby of the season this afternoon. Mikel Arteta’s Gunners sit top of the league with 18 points whilst Antonio Conte’s Spurs are two places back in third.

In their last match before the international break Tottenham despatched Leicester 6-2 with Son Heung-min finally hitting form with a second half hat-trick from off the bench to seal the victory for Spurs. Arsenal are also in fine touch and they ended the opening spell of the season with a 3-0 win away at Brentford.

Today’s encounter is set to be a furious clash between two teams on the top of their game. Arsenal have only lost once in their league campaign so far – a 3-1 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford – whilst Tottenham are unbeaten with five wins and two draws from their first seven fixtures. Will the Gunners end Spurs’ unbeaten run and remain top of the Premier League table?

Follow all the action from the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal host Tottenham in the north London derby:

Arsenal vs Tottenham

  • Arsenal XI: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Ødegaard, Martinelli; Jesus

  • Tottenham XI: Lloris; Romero, Dier, Lenglet; Emerson, Højbjerg, Bentancur, Perisic; Richarlison, Kane, Son

  • 15’ CHANCE! Richarlison unmarked 10 yards out but denied by Ramsdale down low

  • 20’ GOAL! Partey fires Gunners into lead with a thunderbolt from range, 1-0

  • 31’ GOAL! Kane calmly converts from the spot after Gabriel fouls Richarlison, 1-1

  • 49’ GOAL! Jesus pokes home from close range after Lloris howler, 2-1

  • 62’ RED! Royal sent off for a stamp on Martinelli

  • 67’ GOAL! Xhaka with a bullet low past Lloris to hand Gunners cushion, 3-1

  • Conte explains Tottenham changes and reacts to derby defeat

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Antonio Conte explains Tottenham changes and reacts to derby defeat

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Antonio Conte: “We had the opportunity to start much better and stay up, instead we kept the game inbalanced. We made big mistakes with the last pass. Easy passes. Especially after the international teams, we didn't have a lot of time, many players arrived at the last time, one training session, you have to make the best decision.

“Now we have to move on, a loss, we know our role in this league, we try to do our best and try to stay close to all the teams.

“Just fresh legs, the game ended, we needed to give players some minutes, like Skippy, Doherty, to save energy, this is the first game.

“The game ended about 70 minutes, I wanted to give them time to be available for the following games. For this reason I preferred to give time to these players. We need the whole squad and we have many games in a short period.

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Arsenal vs Tottenham reaction

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“We didn’t have a long time to prepare due to the international break,” says Granit Xhaka.

“From the first minute we were the better team. We were much better in the second half.

“My first derby goal in England, happy to help the team. So happy to help and to win.

Arsenal vs Tottenham reaction

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“I’m very happy, I want to score every game. The way the team played from the first minute,” says Gabriel Jesus.

“We won the game, that’s the most important thing.

“We were better in my opinion. We deserved to win. We want to play the game, pass, make chances, how many today? Amazing.

“I feel at home from day one. They make me feel at home and it helps a lot. I’m really happy here. We are in a good way.”

FT Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham

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That was a great Arsenal performance, stepped it up in the second half and Mikel Arteta will be delighted to go four points clear at the top.

Crucially they are now nine clear of fifth.

Tottenham will lick their wounds and turn attention back to the Champions League, with Frankfurt away on Tuesday.

While the Gunners will rest up before a Europa League match against Bodo/Glimt on Thursday.

FT Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham

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Whipped in from Martinelli towards the top right corner, out on the left wing, it dips but it’s just over.

The full-time whistle goes, Arsenal take the points, four points clear at the top of the Premier League.

90+2’ Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham

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Jenas hands Xhaka the man of the match award.

Spurs drop deep, Gabriel happy to take a free-kick short and the Gunners sweep the ball around as we approach the final whistle.

Nketiah too quick for Dier, who earns a yellow card. He complaints to Taylor after pulling Nketiah back, not sure there can be any arguments there.

A final chance for a fourth then?

90’ Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham

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Brilliant strike from Tierney, cuts across it beautifully with the outside of his boot, Lloris down low to his left to push it away for a corner.

Corner taken short by Arsenal, Vieira then slings it in, Skipp poor in possession inside his own box and Arsenal still have possession, dangerous defending from Spurs.

Now into three minutes of stoppage time.

86’ Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham

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Arsenal still on top, working their way down the right.

Vieira moving well, now White taking his time to wind the clock down.

Tomiyasu ready to come on fro the Gunners.

80’ Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham

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A slight dip in the tempo of the game, Nketiah for Jesus and Vieira for Odegaard. Standing ovation from the home fans.

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Arsenal's Granit Xhaka celebrates (AP)
Arsenal's Granit Xhaka celebrates (AP)
Arsenal's Granit Xhaka celebrates (AP)
Arsenal's Granit Xhaka celebrates (AP)

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Conte makes the final move: Skipp for Hojbjerg.

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Now time for Arteta to shuffle the pack:

IN: Lokonga, Tierney

OUT: Partey, Zinchenko

71’ Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham

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It’ll be FOUR changes for Spurs simultaneously as the Emirates lauds their side’s 3-1 lead.

Saka sends a dangerous cross through the six-yard box, Perisic clears, no sight of Jesus?

IN: Sanchez, Bissouma, Sessegnon, Doherty

OUT: Lenglet, Perisic, Richarlison, Son

67’ Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham: GOAL! Xhaka puts the game away

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Remarkable, the new fan favourite, Granit Xhaka buries this with a sublime finish from 15 yards.

Game over? Martinelli carried it in from the left and Xhaka just pinched the ball off him and found himself in space inside the box.

Hit low and hard, Lloris has no chance as it rockets into the bottom right corner.

62’ Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham: RED! Emerson Royal sent off for a stamp on Gabriel Martinelli

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Emerson Royal sent off for a stamp on Gabriel Martinelli.

It’s a nasty challenge, studs scraped down the Arsenal man’s ankle.

Conte has gone berserk, but he can have no complaints when he sees the replay.

61’ Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham

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Massive chance, Richarlison twists and turns and pulls it back for Son.

It's behind the Korean, but Hojbjerg runs onto it, unmarked, and blazes high and wide, it's a poor effort and he has to do better.

Then Jesus is picked out at the back post, a fine cross from Xhaka and he gets up and over Lenglet to plant a header low to Lloris' right, but this time the French goalkeeper holds onto it.

57’ Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham

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Martinelli delicately lifts one into the box, away by Romero.

All Arsenal now. Spurs holding on.


53’ Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham

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Martinelli now causing havoc down the left again. He carries it over half the length of the pitch, teasing Romero and Hojbjerg.

Romero eventually nibbles and it deflects back off the Arsenal man for a goal kick.

Jesus now darts into the are and tumbles, no penalty according to Taylor.

CHANCE! Jesus must score his second and Arsenal’s third, it’s lofted up and the Brazilian escapes Royal and heads down and wide of the left post.

49’ Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham: GOAL! Jesus pokes home from a yard out after Lloris howler

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It’s a howler from Lloris who can’t gather or push Saka’s wicked strike to safety.

Jesus pounces with Romero unable to sort his feet out either, he stabs home from a yard out and the Emirates erupts. 2-1.

Arsenal's Gabriel Jesus celebrates (AP)
Arsenal's Gabriel Jesus celebrates (AP)

48’ Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham

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Romero storms forward from the back and Kane’s gorgeous ball puts him in.

Saliba deals with the danger as the Argentine enters the box.

Promising start to the second half for Spurs.

Now Arsenal go long to Martinelli in behind, back to Odegaard, who smashes straight into Hojbjerg.

46’ Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham

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We’re back underway at the Emirates, will we see a winner?


HT: Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham

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Jesus worked tremendously hard to stop Richarlison as Spurs work a promising opening through Son and Bentancur.

Lenglet covering well as Saka is played in behind. Martinelli on another mazy dribble, then Saliba wins it high up the pitch, but Spurs survive.

A fine half comes to an end, 1-1 about right, with both teams enjoying dominant spells.

45’ Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham

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Wow, Jesus with a sublime piece of skill.

Royal is first to spin, then Romero misses the ball, Jesus sprints in the box and pokes it straight at Lloris.

It just lacked that finish, incredible run.

Zinchenko then tosses it into the box and Saka wriggles free beyond Perisic, but his volley lacks control and is off target.

43’ Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham

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Anthony Taylor is going to struggle to keep his cards in his pocket much longer.

First Gabriel, who has had a poor first half, steams into the back of Kane.

Then Romero on Odegaard. Feisty.

41’ Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham

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39’ Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham

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Lloris under pressure now from the corner and it’s cleared.

Son was away, but his shirt is pulled, advantage played as the Korean finds Richarlison.

He feeds Perisic, who is just offside, but the play continues and Kane is found in the middle, stretching to plant a header on target.

Seven minutes to half-time and Spurs looking for the lead.

37’ Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham

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Ramsdale, under pressure and rooted to his line, falls back and palms away the inswinging corner.

Big chance Spurs, Arsenal hand them possession and Richarlison drives into the area.

His powerful, low cross is cleared with Kane lurking.

34’ Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham

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That was Kane’s 100th Premier League away goal.

Saliba with immense composure to dribble out from the back with Son pressing him inside the box.

Richarlison out to Royal, now Kane, dropping deep, his cross out for a corner. Spurs on top now.

31’ Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham: GOAL! Kane buries the penalty to equalise

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Jesus and Royal are wrestling on the edge of the area...

Eventually it’s Kane, little shuffle, clipped down the middle, GOAL!

Spurs are level, Ramsdale sent sprawling, it’s a penalty of great composure.

Incredible variety from the smashed finish into the top corner with England to this delicate finish from the spot. 1-1.

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29’ Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham: PENALTY SPURS! Gabriel fouls Richarlison

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Spurs cause chaos to catch Arsenal pressing high with Kane’s lovely flick setting Son free.

He battles through a couple of challenges, then sets Richarlison free, but it’s a heavy pass.

The Brazilian recycles the ball well and the move sees him nick it past Gabriel, penalty, a poor challenge.

29’ Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham

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Perisic is in, it’s worked beautifully from right to left by Spurs.

Son whips it out to the Croatian, he goes back across his body and swipes at it with his left, but it’s wide at the near post, a waste!

28’ Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham

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Romero now in late on Jesus, handing Arsenal a dangerous-looking free-kick.

Taken short by Xhaka, given back by Martinelli, then it goes into the box, but away by Dier.

Back out to the left wing, where Spurs are suffering.

The two Brazilians almost carve open Spurs, Jesus with a one-two off Martinelli, but the first touch is just behind him and the danger is cleared.

24’ Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham

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Romero scrapping as Arsenal resume their dominance.

Jesus now bringing out the tricks, some turn to get away from Dier.

Arsenal purring and looking to take advantage of this early momentum.

There were 22 passes in the build-up to the Partey opener.

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20’ Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham: GOAL! Partey with a thunderbolt to break the deadlock

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That is just stunning from Thomas Partey, it’s a thunderbolt to break the deadlock.

Time and space about 20 yards out, just to the right-side of the area, it’s beautifully passed into the top right corner.

What a finish, Arsenal lead, 1-0!

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17’ Arsenal 0-0 Tottenham

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White in space on the right, he steps into this and has a go.

It’s high and over though, a poor effort and a clear tactic from Spurs to let him have the ball.

Xhaka with a better effort though, pinged low with his left and it skips across Lloris, who is beaten, but it curls wide of the right-hand post.

15’ Arsenal 0-0 Tottenham: What a save!

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Ramsdale is down low to his right, Richarlison broke free into the box and stabbed it low.

Potentially White playing them on, but Dier flicked it to the Brazilian, who has to score. VAR may have ruled it out.

Then Kane in behind and volleys wide left, but the flag is up, more direct now from Conte’s side to combat the high press.

13’ Arsenal 0-0 Tottenham

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Odegaard looking for a curler with Martinelli closing in on the back post.

It’s going to be a busy day for Royal, who is spinning all the time to track his opponent’s position.

Royal suddenly bursts forward and feeds Kane, who is bundled over, about 40 yards out to the right, a chance to sling it into the box.

11’ Arsenal 0-0 Tottenham

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Lovely skill by Martinelli down the left, flicks it up and over Emerson, then looks to knock it one side of Richarlison and collect the other.

But it’s a foul, the Brazilian looks sharp today.

Son and Kane unable to find each other when it does reach them so far, Saliba and Gabriel picking up the pieces.

8’ Arsenal 0-0 Tottenham

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Dier and Lloris exchange passes, but it’s long again.

Spurs unable to get control so far. White able to act as a wall for Odegaard, who is picking his way through the Spurs midfield.

Still lively as the Arsenal fans create all the noise so far.

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5’ Arsenal 0-0 Tottenham

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Lloris hammers it long out of his hands, Spurs not comfortable and happy to just take a breather with the ball launched deep into the Arsenal half.

Jesus with a poor challenge, connects with Dier and he’s down, happy to take the air out the stadium somewhat.

3’ Arsenal 0-0 Tottenham

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Saka creating havoc down the right, his cross beats the far post and Martinelli controls then smashes low to the near post.

A slight deflection and it’s off the post!

Another corner.

1’ Arsenal vs Tottenham

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Arsenal on top early, a corner swung in with pace, Lloris is there!

It’s not cleared though, Richarlison takes a swing, but it’s only to the half-way circle, fast start from the Gunners.

Arsenal vs Tottenham

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The teams are out, the atmosphere is electric, it’s time to go.

Huge ramifications for both sides, Spurs can go above the Gunners with a win.

Mikel Arteta determined to defend top spot.

Arsenal vs Tottenham odds

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  • Arsenal: 10/11

  • Draw: 13/5

  • Tottenham: 27/10

Arsenal vs Tottenham warm-ups

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Arsenal vs Tottenham: Captain Odegaard’s programme notes

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“I’ve watched some of Tottenham’s matches recently and it’s obvious they have great quality up front. They are really strong on the counter attack and that’s why they are comfortable to defend a bit deeper, with five at the back.

“They can create something out of any situation, so we have to make sure we stop that, kill the counter attacks especially and look after their players up front.”

Arsenal vs Tottenham

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Arsenal home record vs Spurs: One loss in last 29 Premier League games with 17 wins 11 draws.

The Gunners are unbeaten in their last 11 against them at the Emirates, with that last defeat a 3-2 loss in November 2010.

Harry Kane is the highest scorer in north London derby history with 13 goals, with his record against the Gunners his most prolific of all Premier League sides he’s faced in his career (13).

But there’s room for optimism for the visitors: They have scored at least one goal in the last 10 meetings in all competitions, their second-longest scoring streak vs their rivals since 24 from 1955 to 1967.

Antonio Conte insists Tottenham will face ‘improved’ Arsenal team

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Tottenham will face an “improved” Arsenal this weekend according to Antonio Conte.

Spurs beat their rivals to fourth place and Champions League qualification at the end of last season following a momentum-turning 3-0 win in the most recent north London derby in May.

It failed to stop Arsenal investing heavily in their squad this summer with Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus signing from Manchester City and Mikel Arteta has guided them to the Premier League summit after eight matches ahead of Saturday’s clash at the Emirates.

Antonio Conte insists Tottenham will face ‘improved’ Arsenal team

Mikel Arteta attempting balancing act with Gabriel Jesus to avoid suspension

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Mikel Arteta admits it is a fine balancing act to keep Gabriel Jesus playing his natural game while trying to prevent the Arsenal forward from getting suspended.

A battler on the pitch, Jesus has already picked up four yellow cards in the Premier League this season – another would land him a one-match ban.

The Brazil international, who has also scored four goals across seven Premier League games since joining from Manchester City, will lead the line as north London rivals Tottenham visit the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

Mikel Arteta attempting balancing act with Gabriel Jesus to avoid suspension

Arsenal vs Tottenham: Team news and starting line-ups

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Arsenal XI: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Ødegaard, Martinelli; Jesus

Tottenham XI: Lloris; Romero, Dier, Lenglet; Emerson, Højbjerg, Bentancur, Perisic; Richarlison, Kane, Son

Premier League clubs set for six-week sprint through to Qatar World Cup

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The Premier League is back – so, for the next 44 days, strap in.

England’s top clubs now face a relentless schedule that makes even the usual winter slog look like a walk in the park – those that have European commitments to juggle will have to fit 13 fixtures in across that period, an average of one every 3.38 days. While that’s certainly not irregular in short spells, for teams to do so over such a prolonged period of time is going to require an almighty effort on the part of the squad and fitness staff – not to mention supporters attending games.

Even the rest of the top flight aren’t exactly going to have a stroll between now and the break for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Premier League clubs set for six-week sprint through to Qatar World Cup

Antonio Conte tips ‘fearless’ Richarlison to flourish for Tottenham on derby day

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Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has backed Richarlison to relish this weekend’s north London derby, where he will go up against countryman Gabriel Jesus.

Spurs make the short trip across the capital to Arsenal with last season’s crushing 3-0 win over the Gunners still fresh in the memory of both sides.

It saw Tottenham eventually pip their rivals to the top four and Champions League qualification but both have recruited well during the summer and now have Brazilians leading the line.

Antonio Conte tips ‘fearless’ Richarlison to flourish for Tottenham on derby day