Arsenal take on fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier league on Sunday, in what is the second and final North London derby of the 2020/21 league campaign.
Spurs came out on top when these two sides last met in December, with Heung-min Son and Harry Kane scoring in a 2-0 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but the Gunners have a great record in this fixture at home, being undefeated in 24 of their last 26 home matches against Spurs in all competitions.
Spurs have scored four in three of their last four matches across all competitions and sit just five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea with a game in hand.
A win for Mikel Arteta’s side would see them close the gap on Spurs in the league table, reducing the gap to four points, whilst a win for Jose Mourinho’s men will see them go just two points behind Chelsea in the race for a top four place.
Arsenal have a clean bill of health heading into the derby, with Emile Smith Rowe returning from injury in the midweek clash against Olympiacos. Mikel Arteta fielded a strong starting lineup in midweek against Olympiacos and is unlikely to make a lot of changes to that side for the game against Tottenham.
In goal, there is no looking past Bernd Leno, who will be aiming to redeem himself after a dodgy display in the Europa League clash. Kieran Tierney is a certain starter at left-back while Hector Bellerin should continue at right-back ahead of Calum Chambers who started the last league game against Burnley.
For the Gunners, winning the Europa League is likely their best hope of clinching a Champions League berth. They sit in mid-table, but Mikel Arteta is refusing to contemplate the possibility of a first season without European football since 1994-95.
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David Luiz has become a permanent fixture at the heart of the Arsenal defence and that is unlikely to change on Sunday. However, he could be in for a change of partners, with Pablo Mari replacing Gabriel Magalhaes, despite the Brazilian scoring a goal in midweek.