Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham make the short journey to Highbury on Saturday hoping to bring to an end a run of eleven matches without a win at the home of their north London rivals.
The last time they claimed a victory was at the end of the 1992-93 season but since then they’ve failed to find success in any competition. The last five visits to Highbury have all resulted in wins for Arsenal but Tottenham have managed to share the points on five occasions. In fact, Arsenal have enjoyed more drawn games against Tottenham than against any other opponents in the Premiership.
Tottenham’s overall record in London derbies fares little better. They have played in 98 London derbies since the Premiership began and have won just 24 of them.
David Pleat’s unbeaten record in the hotseat came to an end against Bolton last Saturday and now he faces his toughest task to date since he stood in for Glenn Hoddle at the helm. Arsenal not only top the Premiership going into Saturday’s game but they are also the leading scorers in the top flight, netting an average of 2.09 goals per game.
Once again Thierry Henry leads the way in the Premiership scoring charts, becoming the first player to reach double figure this season. The Frenchman has scored three times in six appearances against Spurs with all these goals coming at Highbury.
HEAD TO HEAD: Campbell v Richards
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|Player||Sol Campbell||Dean Richards|
|Minutes On Pitch||655||900|
|Pass Completion %||77%||72%|
|Tackles Won %||87%||80%|
STATISTICS: Arsenal v Spurs
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|Shooting accuracy %||47%||33%|
|Pass completion %||81%||75%|
|Cross completion %||23%||25%|
|Tackles won %||73%||71%|