Betting preview: Arsenal vs Tottenham – Recuperated Spurs to halt resurgent Gunners

Tottenham finally have some bodies back and they will be looking to record their first Premier League win at the Emirates in 11 years when the north London derby returns this weekend.

September has been a truly rotten month for Spurs. After losing half of his squad to injuries and quarantine, Nuno Espirito Santo watched his side fall to consecutive 3-0 defeats against Crystal Palace and Chelsea.

This weekend, Tottenham will be hoping to rebuild lost momentum when they take on a resurgent Arsenal side and Planet Sport Bet have a special Planet Boost for you.

When, where and how to watch

When: Sunday, September 26, 4:30pm BST

Where: Emirates Stadium

How to watch: Sky Sports

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Draw at 11/5

Both teams to score at 4/5

Son Heung-Min to score anytime at 13/5

On paper, Arsenal have significantly improved since their 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City.

Mikel Arteta's men have won all three of their recent games, including a 3-0 victory over AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup.

However, is their upturn in results down to general improvement or have the Gunners simply taken advantage of a relatively easy run of games?

Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah (left, facing) celebrates with team-mates after scoring their side's third goal of the game during the Carabao Cup third round match at the Emirates Stadium

The second of the two options seems more realistic considering Arsenal's other two victories came against relegation contenders, Burnley and Norwich.

This weekend's clash with Tottenham should provide us with a more definite answer to that question.

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Nuno Espirito Santo

It's true that Spurs have been pretty rotten since the international break, but it must be noted that they lacked a lot of personnel. Now that Nuno has more tools at his disposal, we could be in for a really close encounter.

With that in mind, our recommendation is to back Spurs to end Arsenal's winning run by holding them to a draw.

Last three meetings

Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham (Premier League - March 14, 2021)

On their last visit to the Emirates, Tottenham fell to a 2-1 defeat.

Erik Lamela opened the scoring in the 33rd minute but things went downhill from there for Spurs.

Martin Odegaard bagged the equaliser a minute before the interval before Alexandre Lacazette converted a 64th-minute penalty to seal all three points.

Lamela, who scored the opener, was sent off late in the second half after picking up two yellow cards in seven minutes.

Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal (Premier League - December 6, 2020)

Arsenal's last visit to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ended in a major disappointment as they were beaten by two goals to nil.

Son Heung-Min opened the scoring, while Harry Kane added a second just before the break.

Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal (Premier League - July 12, 2020)

In an earlier visit to Tottenham's new stadium, Arsenal also returned pointless courtesy of a 2-1 loss.

Alexandre Lacazette bagged the first goal in the 16th minute but Arsenal's lead only lasted three minutes.

Son was the man who put Spurs back on level terms. The South Korean then set up Toby Alderweireld in the second half to score the winning goal.

Last 10 head-to-heads

Arsenal wins: 3

Draws: 2

Tottenham wins: 5

Arsenal goals: 12

Tottenham wins: 15

Both teams to score?

Our second tip is to back both teams to get on the scoresheet.

Considering Arsenal and Tottenham are among the lowest goalscoring sides in the Premier League, you may be questioning my sanity.

Don't fret. There's reasoning behind the madness.

After a slow start to the season, the Gunners have slowly began finding the back of the net. A goal against Norwich, a goal against Burnley, three against Wimbledon - sure, these might not be impressive opponents but momentum and confidence-building is important.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta applauds his side's first goal during the Carabao Cup third round match at the Emirates Stadium

Mikel Arteta is trying to implement a similar, and just as complex, tactic to the one used by Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. The problem is personnel. The Arsenal boss has recruited a lot of young talent over the summer and it may take a while before the Gunners are firing on all cylinders.

Tottenham, on the other hand, haven't scored a league goal since August. However, there were encouraging signs in their game against Wolves in the Carabao Cup.

Nuno's men scored two first-half goals and even won the penalty shootout to book their place in the fourth round of the competition.

Another stat in favour of this bet is the fact that it has landed in four of the last five head-to-head games. At 4/5, it's worth a shot.

Goalscorer bet

Harry Kane scored his first goal since the international break during Tottenham's win over Wolves in the cup. The England frontman not only got on the scoresheet during the 90 minutes but also scored his penalty in the shootout.

Kane loves a goal against the Gunners - scoring 11 in 13 games against them. Nevertheless, our recommendation is to back his partner, Son.

Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min (left) celebrates scoring their side's first goal of the game with team-mate Dele Alli during the Premier League match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

The South Korean returned to the team last weekend against Chelsea but it was clear he wasn't a 100%.

The striker should be in better shape this Sunday and at 13/5, he's our tip to score his third goal of the season.

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