It is the biggest meeting between these two fierce rivals for years and one that will have a decisive say in the captivating race for Champions League qualification.
Arsenal – fourth with a four-point buffer to Spurs in fifth after four straight wins – make the short trip to N17 knowing that a famous win would confirm their return to Europe’s elite club competition for the first time since the 2016-17 season, although they have a likely difficult task ahead.
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is a master at pulling a result out of the bag in these kind of one-off big games, as both Manchester City and Liverpool have found out since the turn of the year.
The north London derby, of course, needs little in the way of added spice but the fact the game was postponed at Arsenal’s request in January infuriated Spurs. Finally, four months on from its original date, the two will meet again with the stakes sky-high.
Here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s derby…
Date, kick-off time and venue
Tottenham vs Arsenal is scheduled for a 7.45pm BST kick-off time tonight, Thursday May 12, 2022.
The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will host the north London derby.
Tottenham vs Arsenal team news
Tottenham could be without Sergio Reguilon for the rest of the season due to a groin problem, with Conte complaining about having just 15 senior players available for the season’s run-in. Oliver Skipp remains injured along with Japhet Tanganga and Matt Doherty.
Largely, the Italian’s first-choice starting XI picks itself with little in the way of surprise changes expected as things stand. Luckily for him, there are no fresh injury concerns.
Mikel Arteta, meanwhile, fears that Ben White will not be able to return to his starting lineup after missing Arsenal’s wins over West Ham and Leeds with a hamstring issue. The Gunners boss also confirmed that Bukayo Saka is a doubt after coming off for the final 20 minutes in Sunday’s win at the Emirates. Kieran Tierney and Thomas Partey are long-term absentees.
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