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TOTTENHAM VS ARSENAL

Published:Friday | March 4, 2016 | 3:00 AM

TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1)

LLORIS,

WALKER, ALDERWEIRELD, WIMMER, DAVIES,

DIER, ALLI,

SON, ERIKSEN, CHADLI,

KANE

ARSENAL (4-2-3-1)

GIROUD,

CAMPBELL, OZIL,

WALCOTT,

COQUELIN, RAMSEY,

MONREAL,

MERTESACKER, GABRIEL, BELLERIN,

OSPINA

Both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur lost on Wednesday night meaning that they go into this North London derby in third and second place respectively.

Spurs could have gone top against West Ham United on Wednesday but the 1-0 loss at the Boleyn Ground leaves them three points behind leaders Leicester City.

But Arsenal were also disappointing, losing 2-1 at home to struggling Swansea City and, after the defeat at Manchester United, have now lost back-to-back Premier League games for the first time since November 2014.

The Gunners have now gone four games without a win in all competitions and are now third and six points behind leaders Leicester.

But this game has a history of draws; of the previous 23 Premier League meetings at White Hart Lane 10 have been stalemates, with Spurs winning eight and losing five. Indeed, Spurs have won four of the last six, all with a 2-1 scoreline.

The teams have met twice already this season. In September, in the Capital One Cup the Gunners beat Spurs 2-1 with Mathieu Flamini netting twice. But when they played each other at the Emirates Stadium Harry Kane scored the opener for the visitors before Kieran Gibbs scored what proved to be the equaliser.

Kane has scored Spurs' last three league goals against Arsenal; he also netted both goals in the 2-1 win over the Gunners in this game last season.

Spurs miss Moussa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen. Arsenal, meanwhile, have lost goalkeeper Petr Cech and Laurent Koscielny for the derby and are still without Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who could all be missing for most, if not, the rest of the season.