Arsenal play host to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon (14:00) in what should be a blockbuster of a North London Derby.

Both sides sit on 13 points from their opening five matches, but Spurs haven’t won at the Emirates in their last four visits.

The Gunners have won four of the last five meetings between the sides, and enter Sunday’s mouth-watering clash as 4/6 favourites, while Spurs are 7/2 to claim all three points.

Arsenal vs Spurs Prediction

  • Arsenal to win and over 2.5 goals @ 6/5
  • Heung-min Son to score anytime @ 21/10

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Gabriel Martinelli suffered a hamstring injury against Everton last weekend, and sat out the victory over PSV Eindhoven in midweek so the Brazilian looks to be a doubt here.

Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny and Jurrien Timber are also on the treatment table for the Gunners, while Mikel Arteta may look to stick with David Raya in goal.

As for the visitors, Ivan Perisic suffered an ACL injury in training, while Bryan Gil, Rodrigo Bentancur, Ryan Sessegnon and Giovani Lo Celso will all be absent for the trip across North London.

Arsenal to win and over 2.5 goals @ 6/5

Despite keeping their sheets clean in each of their two top-flight away trips this term, Arsenal haven’t been as defensively sound on home soil, with the likes of Nottingham Forest, Fulham and Manchester United all making the net bulge on their respective visits to the Emirates.

The Gunners have conceded at least one goal in 18 of their last 22 Premier League outings in front of their own fans, so they could struggle to keep out a high-flying Tottenham side who have had 101 efforts on goal in five league encounters – nobody has had more.

Spurs themselves haven’t been perfect at the back, conceding to Burnley, Sheffield United and Brentford, although they did manage to keep a clean sheet away at Bournemouth.

Clean sheets seem to elude the Gunners at home, but they seemed to rediscover their clinical edge in the Champions League victory in midweek, so I think they can end Spurs’ unbeaten start here.

Heung-min Son to score anytime @ 21/10

With the departure of Harry Kane, it feels like the burden of scoring goals has fallen on Heung-min Son’s shoulders.

Son scored a hat-trick in his last away game and I think he should thrive against the high-line of Arsenal’s defence, relishing the chance to run in behind.

In addition, he’s also scored in two of his last four meetings with the Gunners, so I’m backing him to get on the scoresheet on Sunday.

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