Early Team News: Arsenal VS Spurs

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The English Premier League returns on Saturday with the match between Tottenham Hotspur and the league leader, Arsenal. Table topper Arsenal are ready to take on the Spurs at the Emirates Stadium. With 18 points from seven games, Arsenal are standing at the top, while Tottenham Hotspur are just one point behind the Gunners.

Records and Stats

The home records for Arsenal against the Spurs are very strong. They beat the Spurs in their last two home games. Moreover, they just lost one of their previous 29 matches against Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium. However, Tottenham Hotspur scored at least one goal in each of their last ten meeting against the Gunners.

Team News

Martin Odegaard, the midfielder of Arsenal, missed the match against Brentford FC due to injury. But he played all two games for Norway during the international break. Therefore, he is expected to be in the starting XI against the Spurs.

But Emile Smith Rowe will definitely miss the clash on Saturday as he has undergone groin surgery. In addition, Oleksandr Zinchenko is still in doubt as he has been suffering from a calf injury. But the manager will wait until the last moment.

On the Spurs side, they have several injury crises. Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris didn’t play for France during the international break because of his injury. He hasn’t recovered yet, and the manager will wait for him. Furthermore, Dejan Kulusevski will also miss the clash for injury.

Conte’s thoughts on Arsenal

Tottenham’s manager Antonio Conte has talked about Arsenal in the press conference. He said, “Arsenal had a fantastic start and they lost only one game against United. They are showing to be a really good team. I think that in the summer they made really good signings for them and improved the team. Last season in the last three games they were four points up from us so it means we are talking about a really good team that we did a really good job to overcome them in the last three games.”

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