North London supremacy will be on the line Saturday at Emirates Stadium, as Arsenal hosts Tottenham in what promises to be an explosive return match after a week-long international break.
For viewers in the United States, the match is scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m. ET and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream by signing up for a free trial of one of the following cable-free, live-TV services:
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Tottenham, with five wins in their last six Premier League matches, enter the North London Derby in fine form, but they also enter with some injury concerns, as Toby Alderweireld and Hugo Lloris are both considered doubts, while Dele Alli hasn’t played since Spurs’ win over Real Madrid more than two weeks ago.
Fortunately for Mauricio Pochettino’s squad, though, Harry Kane is expected to be fully fit despite sitting out England duty due to a knee injury he suffered against Crystal Palace.
“Harry Kane is ok,” Pochettino said. “You can see in the last game he received a kick to his knee, but he will be available for the next game.”
That’s bad news for Arsenal. Kane, who is tied with Sergio Aguero for the lead in goals scored this season, has been especially efficient against the Gunners, finding the back of the net six times in five Premier League contests against his former youth squad. That has equaled team success, as well, as Tottenham has two wins, three draws and zero defeats against their North London rivals during that stretch.
Still, Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech doesn’t see a changing of the guard in this rivalry.
“They’ve been there in the last few years so now I think they have to make sure they win something to show the progression,” Cech said. “Success is ultimately winning trophies. We were under pressure the last couple of years, people talking about winning trophies, obviously we are disappointed not to have won the title but we won FA Cups. Although the season was not always what we wanted, we always had a trophy at the end of it.”
While Spurs have looked more dangerous this season, and while Arsenal hasn’t captured three points from Tottenham at the Emirates since September 2013, all bets are always off in this rivalry. The only thing we know, is it will be a must-watch match.