Tottenham vs Arsenal LIVE! Premier League match stream, latest team news, lineups, TV, prediction today

It’s the biggest north London derby in years as Tottenham host Arsenal in a potentially decisive clash in the race for Champions League football.

The Gunners make the short trip to face their rivals with a four-point cushion going into the final three games of the season, meaning they will still be in fourth whatever happens tonight.

But Mikel Arteta and his side know that victory would be a top-four spot and book their return to Europe’s top table for the first time since the 2016/17 season.

For Tottenham, victory is really a necessity. Antonio Conte’s side were impressive at Anfield in their last match to earn a point, and will have a raucous home crowd behind them as they look to close the gap to the Gunners.

A win for Spurs tonight would mean they could be two points clear in fourth place by the time Arsenal travel to face Newcastle on Monday night, in what looks to be a tricky fixture.

With Simon Collings and Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, follow all the action with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below …

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Ramsdale and Holding lead the way

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Rivals must overcome stage fright

For months, Tottenham and Arsenal have suspended the postponed north London derby, which was called off at Arsenal’s behest in January, could decide which club finishes fourth – and there is every chance it will.

Spurs squandered the chance to go into tonight’s game with a cushion and, instead, it is Arsenal who can seal Champions League football with a famous win at the home of their rivals. It would not quite rank alongside their title wins at White Hart Lane in 1971 and 2004, but nonetheless be the club’s biggest result in years.

For Spurs, an emotionally-charged win under lights would close the gap to a point with two games to play and gift them the momentum and an opportunity to leapfrog Arsenal by beating Burnley on Sunday, with the Gunners not playing until Monday’s game at Newcastle.

Click here for Dan Kilpatrick’s full preview!

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Some positive news for Arsenal fans!

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Last time they met …

Arsenal were 3-0 inside 35 minutes when the two sides met earlier in the season at the Emirates.

Nuno Espirito Santos was in charge of Spurs … yes, that did happen. He had a miserable time in his one and only north London derby.

Tottenham will certainly need a much-improved display tonight.

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Spurs the winners from derby delay?

When Arsenal were successful with their request to have the north London derby postponed in January, Antonio Conte and Tottenham were furious.

Conte described the way the Premier League handled postponements, which has subsequently changed, as “a mess” and he had not cooled down in March, when Mikel Arteta moaned about the tight turnaround between some of Arsenal’s fixtures.

“If someone wants to think about fair or unfair, [it was] postponed the game, Tottenham v Arsenal, if you remember, ”he said. “I don’t forget this.”

Conte has cut a more measured and reserved figure this week when asked about the January postponement, which came about after Arsenal had cited a depleted squad due to Covid, and perhaps that is because it is no longer as clear who has benefited now from the rescheduling .

Click here to read Simon Collings’ full piece on who will be grateful for the delay

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Prediction

Tottenham, four points adrift of their rivals in the fifth with three games to go, simply have to win and certainly boast the attacking talent to cause Arsenal real problems.

Still, as strong as Spurs are at home under Conte, Arsenal have learned how to grind results out. With the Gunners potentially matching Tottenham up with a back three and knowing a point would be a good result, it could be a tight affair.

1-1 draw.

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Arsenal team news

Arsenal could be without both Ben White and Bukayo Saka for tonight’s clash.

England center-back White missed the wins over West Ham and Leeds with a hamstring issue, while Saka was replaced against the latter on Sunday after suffering a knock.

Both are in a race against time to be fit for a crunch meeting with rivals Spurs in the race for Champions League qualification.

“Thomas [Partey] is still out, Kieran [Tierney] is still out and with Ben he is still a doubt, we have to assess him and see how he is feeling, which is much better, ”Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta told reporters on Wednesday. “With Bukayo, it’s the same.”

Predicted Arsenal XI (3-4-2-1): Ramsdale; White, Holding, Gabriel; Tomiyasu, Elneny, Xhaka, Saka; Odegaard, Smith Rowe; Nketiah

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Tottenham team news

Tottenham could be without Sergio Reguilon for the rest of the season due to a groin problem, with Antonio Conte complaining about having just 15 senior players available for the season’s run-in. Oliver Skipp remains injured along with Japhet Tanganga and Matt Doherty.

Largely, the Italian’s first-choice starting XI picks itself with little in the way of surprise changes expected as things stand. Luckily for him, there are no fresh injury concerns.

Conte xwill be wary of fatigue though after a grueling 90 minutes against Liverpool and with Sunday’s match against Burnley a 12pm kick-off.

Predicted Tottenham XI (3-4-3): Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Emerson, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Reguilon; Kulusevski, Son, Kane.

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How to watch Tottenham vs Arsenal |

TV channel: In the UK, tonight’s contest will be broadcast live on the Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HD, with coverage beginning at 7pm.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the game online via the Sky Go app.

LIVE coverage: Follow all of the action right here with us! Simon Collings and Dan Kilpatrick will be providing expert analysis from the ground.