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Arsenal Vs Tottenham Hotspurs: 5 Talking Points

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The Harry Kane Legacy   Harry Kane stands a chance to make history tonight. If the English captain manages to score two goals in the derby, he could become Spur’s all-time leading scorer, bringing him to 200 Premier League goals in total.  

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Tottenham’s mental block   Spurs have had a mixed-bag season this year and will be coming off a third consecutive win in all competitions. However, they’ve only won just one of their past 30 matches at Emirates, drawing 12 and losing 18 in total. Could the new confidence boost push Spurs past the Gunners?  

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Top-dog Arsenal   With Manchester United holding off Manchester City in last night’s derby, Arsenal now has a chance to extend their five-point lead at the top of the table. This would give the Gunners much-needed safety against United next week.  

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Injuries Woes Finally Ending At Tottenham?   After missing the last three games, Dejan Kulusevski is expected to feature today. The no. 10 has been an essential cog in Conte’s setup, linking the attack between the front three of Son Heung-min, Kane and Richarlison (currently injured). Without him, Kane drops deeper to create chances thus reducing his goal threat.   

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Gunner Rampage   Now unbeaten in their 11 Premier League games, the Arsenal squad is riding high on confidence. And much to Spur’s dismay, names like Aaron Ramsdale, Thomas Partey and Martin Odegaard are all expected to feature after being given the night off against Oxford. Arteta also confirmed Saka, who created five chances against Spurs in October, is “fine” after he limped off during the FA Cup draw.