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Arsenal vs Tottenham takes place on Saturday in the English Premier League's early kick off, with Spurs looking to extend their lead over the Gunners and move towards the top four. The game kicks off at 7.45 a.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream via the link posted below.
Spurs currently lie just a place above their London rivals in seventh place in the EPL with the Gunners just one point behind in eighth place. A Spurs win today would see them leapfrog fellow London team West Ham United in sixth place and move level on points with fourth placed Everton and fifth placed West Brom on 20 points.
The Gunners are likely to bring back goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, as he recovers from an ankle injury that has kept him out of action for the past two months. In further good news Jack Wilshere is also available again after coming back from suspension. However, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is unlikely to be able to use the influential Theo Walcott or Mikel Arteta.
On the Tottenham side Jermain Defoe, Kyle Walker and Aaron Lennon all suffered hamstring injuries last week, but none of them seem that serious and all should be available for selection today.
Spurs come into this North London derby game with three defeats in their past four games. Worryingly for Tottenham their recent record in away derby games against the Gunners is poor. Arsenal have lost just once in their past 21 home games against Tottenham in all competitions over the past 19 years. Even last year in the corresponding fixture Tottenham were unable to capitalize on a 2-0 lead, with Arsenal scoring three goals in just over 10 minutes either side of half time to power to an eventually convincing 5-2 rout of their old foes.
However, with Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon in the Spurs team, Tottenham have the personnel to trouble Arsenal and if they can keep things tight they are certainly capable of opening up the Gunner's defense. Especially at left back the Gunners have looked troubled this season.
Both of these teams would say they are underachieving in the Premier League so far this season and neither set of fans will be satisfied with their current league standings. Both managers will be under pressure, and with fans fiercely wanting to win on both sides this has all the makings of a high-tempo and hot-tempered tense London derby.
Arsenal vs Tottenham kicks off at 7.45 a.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.