Arsenal vs Tottenham confirmed line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture today

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The north London derby kicks off this weekend’s Premier League action today (Saturday 1 October) as Tottenham make the short trip to the Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal.

Not only is this likely to be a heated clash between fierce rivals; it could also have a significant impact on the title race, with Arsenal coming into this match as league leaders on 18 points, while Spurs are just one point behind in third place.

Prior to the September international break, Mikel Arteta’s Gunners were comfortable 3-0 winners at Brentford, though they were outdone by their rivals as Tottenham demolished Leicester 6-2 – in large part due to a second-half hat-trick from substitute Son Heung-min.

The former result saw Arsenal bounce back from their sole league defeat of the season so far – a loss to Manchester United – while Antonio Conte’s Tottenham are unbeaten in the top flight.

Here’s all you need to know.

When is it?

The north London derby will kick off at 12.30pm BST on Saturday (1 October), at Emirates Stadium.

How can I watch it?

The match will air live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. Subscribers to BT Sport can also stream the game live on the broadcaster’s website and app.

What is the team news?

Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe underwent groin surgery this week (Getty Images)
Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe underwent groin surgery this week (Getty Images)

Injuries are starting to catch up with Arsenal and risk affecting the Gunners’ ambitious title pursuit. This week saw the news that Emile Smith Rowe will be out for two months after the midfielder underwent groin surgery, while there are further midfield concerns, with Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny and Reiss Nelson all doubts here – the latter two having already missed a considerable number of games. Oleksandr Zinchenko’s presence in defence is also up in the air.

Meanwhile, Tottenham are much closer to full strength, with only winger Lucas Moura expected to miss out here due to a long-term calf issue.

Confirmed line-ups

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


Arsenal – 21/20

Draw – 13/5

Tottenham – 5/2

Via Betfair.


It is rare that north London derbies do not make for entertaining affairs. Expect a competitive game here, with Arsenal and Spurs sharing the spoils. Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham.