Spurs v Arsenal – how to watch, team news, key information
Sat 05 December 2020, 19:30|Tottenham Hotspur
It’s north London derby weekend and for the first time since March, we’re thrilled to be able to welcome some of our supporters back into Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
In a big step towards being able to fill our world-class new home once again, we’re set to open our doors for a very limited number of fans for Sunday’s 4.30pm kick-off against Arsenal.
Here’s all the key information you need to know ahead of the game...
How can I watch the game?
Sunday’s match is being shown live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event, kick-off 4.30pm in the UK. Live radio commentary is available on BBC Radio 5 Live. You can find full worldwide broadcast listings here.
Those supporters who are attending in person should check out our dedicated web page here for all the latest information and advice on how to safely travel to and enter the stadium.
Remember, you can also follow the action via our live Match Centre here on tottenhamhotspur.com and the Spurs Official app, with live text and audio commentary, goal alerts and stats at your fingertips.
Plus, don’t forget to tune in to N17 Live, our exclusive pre- and post-match show from inside the stadium for all the live build-up and reaction as it happens. Available to watch for free online, across social media and on the Spurs Official app from the earlier time of 3.30pm UK, Sunday’s show sees us joined by someone who knows all about the north London derby – none other than our legendary former defender Michael Dawson – while we’ll be giving away a Nike bundle worth £200 in our latest fantastic competition!
How will the teams line up?
Jose Mourinho suggested in his press conference after Thursday’s 3-3 draw with LASK that he was confident of Harry Kane being able to play after the striker missed the trip to Austria through injury.
Defender Toby Alderweireld could also return after missing last weekend’s trip to Chelsea with a groin problem sustained against Manchester City on 21 November.
Jose told Spurs TV earlier this week: “In his process of recovery, he’s doing very well and there is a chance that he plays. We have our options, so if Toby can’t play, we won’t cry, like we didn’t against Chelsea.”
The Head Coach was less optimistic about Erik Lamela’s chances of returning against the Gunners, though. He’s been out with an injury since the 2-1 home win over Brighton on 1 November.
Arsenal's Thomas Partey is close to full fitness while David Luiz could feature after suffering a cut to the head in a collision with Wolves' Raul Jimenez last weekend.
Who is the referee and what colours will the teams be playing in?
The man in charge of the derby on Sunday will be Martin Atkinson.
Adam Nunn and Constantine Hatzidakis are lined up to be his assistants, with Andre Marriner as the fourth official.
We’ll be in our usual home kit, with our goalkeeper in all green.
Arsenal will be in red shirts, white shorts and red socks, with their keeper in all black.
How can I get the matchday programme?
Once again, printed copies of our official matchday programme are available to order and have delivered direct to your door.
Although the deadline to order your copy and have it in your hands in time for kick-off has now passed, you can still order yours online for delivery as soon as possible. Eric Dier gives an exclusive interview in Sunday’s edition, priced at the usual £3.50. Order yours in the post now or subscribe so you never miss an issue.
For those supporters who are attending the game on Sunday as part of the limited-capacity crowd, copies of the matchday programme can be purchased from the Goal Line Bar, our Tap Inns on Level 2 and the Spurs Shop.
What will the weather be like?
It’s forecast to be a cloudy day in north London on Sunday, with temperatures expected to be around three degrees at kick-off.