A truly better North London derby will take stage Saturday afternoon at White Hart Lane as Arsenal are looking to continue their well form ever since losing their last match on New Years Day. Arsene Wenger will look to hope to have a better result after a 1-1 draw at the Emirates back in the end of September but has seemed to have found the winning formula for away days against the better teams. Despite this match being a rivalry, two points and a Europa League spot settle them, so a win for either side would be huge and possibly even determine their status in the rest of the Premier League.
Alexis Sanchez will face a late fitness test in time for tomorrow's match and recover from hamstring injury. England striker Danny Welbeck is expected back in the squad after recovering from a thigh injury, while new signing Gabriel Paulista should also be included. Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is still out with a groin injury along with Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta (Ankle), Abou Diaby (Calf) and full-back Mathieu Debuchy (Shoulder).
Spurs, on the other hand, will be looking to get their form back on track as they will take this match of importance before their Capital One Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley. Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Hugo Lloris are looking to impress again. Mauricio Pochettino has a full complement of players to choose from. Spurs have no injuries to contend with heading into Saturday's match, when they can also welcome back Nabil Bentaleb. The midfielder has been away at the African Nations Cup but has returned following Algeria's early exit, while Emmanuel Adebayor, Younes Kaboul and Etienne Capoue could be involved in the squad after deadline-day moves did not materialise.
"This is why I admire so much Arsene because it's not easy for a manager to stay in the same place a lot of time like him.''- Mauricio Pochettino
"He wants to play, of course, he is very keen. He feels he can defy the medical people because he is so keen to play that he thinks he can get over strains."- Arsene Wenger on Alexis Sanchez's chances of playing the derby