Arsenal to increase the gap between themselves and Spurs?

Welcome to the first north London derby of the 2014/15 season, brought to you by Arsenal’s official car and van hire partner Europcar.

Both sides have endured a fitful start to the season, though the Gunners arguably come into the tie at the Emirates as the in-form side, having put Aston Villa to the sword in their last Premier League outing courtesy of an inspired Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil.

The corresponding fixture last season saw Olivier Giroud’s goal prove the difference as Arsene Wenger’s side narrowly edged out Spurs 1-0. That result ran in stark contrast to what is usually the most explosive game in the Premier League calendar.

A win for Arsenal would cement their place amongst the division’s early high-fliers and put them in great stead for an October that sees them travel to front-runners Chelsea and undertake two tough Champions League fixtures against Galatasaray and Anderlecht.

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Match in Numbers

4 – Arsenal have four of the last five north London derbies

1 – Spurs have won just one of their last 21 Premier League away games at Arsenal

3 – Arsenal won all three of their meetings with Spurs last season

25 – Arsenal took 25 points from their 10 London derbies in the Premier League last season (W8 D1 L1) and defeated Crystal Palace on the opening weekend this season.

6 – Six of Tottenham’s seven league points this season have come in London derbies.

4 – If there are four goals in this game then it will become the outright highest scoring fixture in Premier League history (currently 126 goals).

7 – Seven points from five games is Tottenham’s slowest start since gaining just two under Juande Ramos in 2008-09.

10  – Emmanuel Adebayor has scored more goals than any other player in north London derby history (8 for Arsenal and 2 for Spurs).

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