The neighbours had each lost three of their first six fixtures at that point. A game further on this time, Spurs remain unbeaten and the Gunners are top of the table, winning their sixth out of seven in style by beating Brentford 3-0 away on September 18.
Victory in the early kick-off on Matchday 8 would guarantee either side top spot, although a Spurs win would give reigning champions Manchester City the chance to overtake them with a win at home to Manchester United the following day.Want to watch the top-of-the-table clash? Here’s how to tune in as well as the latest Arsenal and Tottenham team news and the odds on the game.
What time is Arsenal vs. Tottenham?Arsenal play host to Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium in London, England. It kicks off at 12.30 p.m. BST on Saturday, October 1.
|Date||Saturday, October 1||Saturday, October 1||Saturday, October 1||Saturday, October 1|
|Time||12:30 BST||07:30 ET||07:30 ET||21:30 AET|
How to watch Arsenal vs. Tottenham
|TV channel||BT Sport 1, Bt Sport Ultimate||USA Network, Telemundo, Universo||–||–|
|Streaming||BTSport.com, BT Sport app||USA Network, Telemundo, Universo, fuboTV||fuboTV||Optus Sport|
UK: The match will be shown on BT Sport 1 which is also available to stream on mobile devices.
USA: Select matches are televised on USA Network (English) and Telemundo or Universo (Spanish), and all three channels can be streamed on fuboTV. The rest of the matches are streamed on NBC platform Peacock for subscribers.
Canada: Every Premier League game streams live and on demand exclusively via fuboTV.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream matches live and on demand on Optus Sport.
Arsenal vs. Tottenham predicted lineups
As usual after an international break, both managers have fresh injury concerns. Defenders Kieran Tierney (concussion) and midfielder Thomas Partey (knee) are minor doubts after sustaining problems while playing for their countries but full-back Oleksandr Zinchenko and captain Martin Odegaard are expected to return.
Defender Cedric Soares is said to be out for at least a week with a knock picked up during a training session, while midfielders Mohamed Elneny and Reiss Nelson are both out with thigh problems.
Arsenal announced on Thursday that midfielder Emile Smith Rowe has had surgery on a groin issue and will not return until December.
Arsenal predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Ramsdale (GK) — White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko — Vieira, Xhaka — Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli — Jesus
Attacker Lucas Moura missed Tottenham’s 6-2 win at home to Leicester with a calf injury and it is unclear whether the Brazilian will return this weekend.
Argentina defender Cristian Romero and Colombia centre-back Davinson Sanchez are unlikely to both be ready to play 90 minutes after each featuring for their countries in South America on Wednesday night.
Captain Hugo Lloris pulled out of international duty with France because of a thigh injury and defender Ben Davies was absent for Wales with a hairline fracture of a bone under his knee. Both are still thought to be in contention to play.
Spurs manager Antonio Conte has a decision to make over forward Son Heung-min, who scored a 14-minute hat-trick after coming off the bench against Leicester.
Son’s record against Arsenal is only bettered by Harry Kane among current Spurs players and the South Korea talisman scored the only goal of the game for his country against Cameroon in Seoul on Tuesday.
He could replace Richarlison, who scored for Brazil against Tunisia at the Parc des Princes on the same night.
Tottenham predicted lineup (3-4-2-1): Lloris (GK) — Royal, Dier, Lenglet — Perisic, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Sessegnon — Kulusevski, Son — Kane
Arsenal vs. Tottenham betting odds
Home advantage and their position in the table means Arsenal are deemed marginal favourites against a Tottenham side who were considered more likely to challenge at the top of the table by bookmakers before the start of the season.
Tottenham have won on one of their last 29 trips to Arsenal in the Premier League and have lost on their last two visits to the Emirates Stadium, so a draw – keeping Conte’s team firmly within striking distance of top spot – would be a positive result for the away side.
|Over 2.5 goals||4/6||-165||1.66|
|Both teams to score||8/15||-205||1.54|