Arsenal vs Tottenham, live! How to watch, TV, analysis, odds
Arsenal vs Tottenham: Neither side of north London is particularly pleased with its start to the 2021-22 Premier League season, making Sunday’s derby at the Emirates Stadium all the more meaningful — and interesting (Watch live at 11:30 am ET, on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).
Mikel Arteta and Nuno Espirito Santo really need a big win early in the season, as both managers are aiming to get supporters firmly on their side.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Harry Kane are the main men for their sides as both are fully fit and looking to kick-start their season.
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Here is everything you need to know ahead of Arsenal vs Tottenham this Sunday with team news, odds, stream link and more.
Live analysis, reaction, videos from Arsenal vs Tottenham! – By Joe Prince-Wright at the Emirates Stadium
HALF TIME: The Emirates applauds Arsenal off the pitch, as they chant “3-0 to the Arsenal!” What a first half from the Gunners. Rampant on the break, Tottenham can’t live with them.
Harry Kane heads a corner wide, as Tottenham have had a couple of chances but every time Arsenal go forward they look like scoring.
GOALLL! Bukayo Saka the latest to score. The winger finishes off after somehow bundling through a challenge after he led a counter. Tottenham all over the place defensively. Arsenal rampant on the break. Wow. The fans are going bonkers here.
I can’t remember the last time the atmosphere in the Emirates was this positive. Even before the game home fans were behind Mikel Arteta and the team. A remarkable change in atmosphere over the last month.
GOALLLL! Arsenal 2-0 up. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with the finish. What a run and pass from Emile Smith Rowe. Gunners absolutely rampant. The Emirates Stadium is rocking. Wow. Arsenal fans in dreamland.
17th minute: Almost 2-0! First, Thomas Partey’s shot is saved well by Hugo Lloris. Then Aubameyang smashes a shot just over. Arsenal rampant!
GOALLL! Emile Smith Rowe puts Arsenal 1-0 up! Good run and great cross from Bukayo Saka on the right, as the two Arsenal academy products combine to give them the lead v Tottenham. What a moment for Saka and ESM.
CHANCES! Heung-min Son rolls a shot wide, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang forces Lloris into a low save, but the offside flag is up.
These games are always full of meaty tackles, and we’ve seen a fair few already.
2nd minute: Bright start from the hosts, as they respond to the fans backing them. Mikel Arteta’s side have created a more positive vibe after recent wins.
What an atmosphere here! North London derby day is always epic, and the fans are properly up for this. Welcome to the Emirates. Strap in.
Arsenal team news, injuries, lineups (INJURY REPORT)
Tottenham team news, injuries
QUESTIONABLE: Steven Bergwijn (ankle), Lucas Moura (ankle), Ryan Sessegnon (knock)
The Gunners didn’t pick up their first point (or score their first goal) until the fourth game of the season. Now, they’ve won two in a row (each over relegation-threatened sides, by the narrowest of 1-0 margins) without impressing beyond the fact that Thomas Partey made it through 75 minutes without re-aggravating an old injury or picking up a new one. The calls for Mikel Arteta’s job have quieted for the time being, until Arsenal next suffer defeat, at which point #ArtetaOut will trend again. Of course, inversely, beating an already downtrodden Tottenham and adding to their growing misery in the north London derby would go a long way toward bringing the squad closer together and re-instilling the confidence that’s been slowly beaten out of them over the last few seasons.
As for Tottenham, Nuno Espirito Santo’s main concern will be that Harry Kane shows up and shows out for the first time in the Premier League this season. No, the version of Kane which has little to no influence on the game and has taken four shots in four appearances won’t do the trick — and Kane knows that. Perhaps this is Kane’s response to being denied his desperately desired transfer to Manchester City, and that would be a shame because he’s doing more damage to his Tottenham legacy — something he cares very deeply about — every time he looks generally unbothered by the football being played around him, without him. It’s a far worse look than the amateurish transfer plot.
Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
Arsenal (+120) | Tottenham (+225) | Draw (+225)
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There is one thing Arsenal and Tottenham fans can agree on: They’re eternally thankful to have one another, to delight in the misery of the other side only to ignore their own burning building of a club for just a moment. That extends to what happens on the field as well, as two struggling sides become increasingly desperate from minute 1 to 90. It breeds drama (of the good and bad variety), controversy, joy and heartache. Prediction: all of the above. Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham.
How to watch Arsenal vs Tottenham, stream live and start time
Kickoff: 11:30 am ET Sunday
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com
Premier League transfer news
Everton confirms departure of Colombian star James Rodriguez Transfer news: Anthony Martial to Barcelona; Dean Henderson wants loan Transfer news: Dike to Palace, Rudiger to Tottenham or PSG, Origi to Lens
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