A north London derby in the ¼ finals of the EFL, just 17 days after their Premier League encounter. The Spurs have a perfect opportunity for a revenge, having lost the PL game 4-2.
Arsenal vs Tottenham Head to Head
The London neighbours met just over 2 weeks ago, producing a thrilling encounter that finished with 6 goals being scored. Arsenal took the lead in the 1st half, only to see a quick double by Tottenham and the half time result was 1-2. In the second half the Arsenal players totally dominated the proceedings and managed to hit 3 past Hugo Lloris. From the last five games only one was a draw – back in 2016 and the home sides triumphed in the other four fixtures (twice for each team). Three of these games saw only the hosts score, while also producing under 2,5 goals.
Arsenal vs Tottenham Stats
Arsenal recorded their first loss since mid-August in the weekend, putting an end to a 22 game unbeaten streak and will now try to bounce back against their local rivals. Arsenal are currently on a 3 game winning streak in their home games, having before that drawn 3 times in a row at the Emirates. Unai Emery is expected to continue his tradition of lining almost entire new squad in the Cup competitions compared to the loss against Southampton in a PL game. Alexandre Lacazette is being used mostly as a sub this season, but it was him in the recent meeting between the rivals, who was introduced at half-time and helped Arsenal to turn the game around, scoring the goal for 3-1. Ozil and Ramsey are also expected to feature from the off.
Tottenham are coming into the game on the back of a last-gasp victory over Burnley in the weekend, with Christian Eriksen being the hero for the Spurs. Tottenham always score at least a goal away from home and we have to look back to the last season to find that, now relegated West Bromich were the last team to keep the Spurs strikers at bay. Expect Llorente, Winks and Heung-Min Son to be back in the starting 11 after looking the weekend game from the bench.
Arsenal vs Tottenham News
Unai Emery will have to do without the services of: Holding, Mavropanos, Smith-Rowe and Welbeck.
Tottenham coach Pochettino will plan for the game without: Dembele, Janssen, Wanyama and Sanchez, while Foyth and Aurier still have a chance to recover in time.
Arsenal vs Tottenham Predictions
Both teams to score