We are leading up to an incredible game when Tottenham visit the Emirates knowing they have an awful record away at Arsenal. But they are also on an incredible run of form too having won their last five away games, and are going to be far from easy to beat but are they unstoppable?
But, then again, Arsenal haven’t lost to anyone after their first two games of the season, despite not being at the top of their game, so are they unbeatable?
So let’s look at the stats from the BBC…
Arsenal beat Tottenham 2-0 at the Emirates last season, but that is their only win in their last eight league games against Spurs (D4, L3).
Spurs have only won one of their last 25 top-flight games away to the Gunners (D10, L14), with their solitary success a 3-2 victory in 2010.
Tottenham have dropped 37 points from winning positions in Premier League games against Arsenal – the worst record of any club against a single opponent.
Arsenal have scored in each of their last 22 home games against Tottenham in all competitions, last failing to find the net against them in a 0-0 draw in November 1998.
The sides have met 195 times in all competitions, with Arsenal leading by 81 wins to Tottenham’s 63.
Infographic courtesy of GentingBet
Some more interesting stats about this fascinating game…
The Gunners are unbeaten in their last 11 league games (W8, D3), with their most recent defeat coming at Chelsea in August.
Arsenal have won three of their last 28 league games against other sides from the established top six (D10, L15).
Only two of the last nine Arsenal managers (including caretakers) have won their first league game against Spurs – Don Howe in 1983 and Arsene Wenger in 1996.
Arsenal are one of only two teams yet to lead at half-time in a Premier League match this term (alongside Cardiff) – though the Gunners have gone on to win eight of those 13 fixtures.
Unai Emery’s side would be 18th if games ended after 45 minutes, and second (two points behind Manchester City) if only second-half goals counted.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored with his last eight shots on target in the Premier League – the last keeper to save one from him was West Ham’s Lukasz Fabianski in August.
Victory would give Tottenham their highest-ever points total after 14 games of a Premier League season, while a draw would mean they equal their best haul of 31 points in the 2011-12 campaign.
Tottenham have won seven consecutive league games against London rivals, one short of the club record in the top flight (set from October 1950 to August 1951).
Victory would also see Spurs equal a club record by claiming six consecutive Premier League away wins.
Harry Kane has scored seven goals in seven Premier League games against Arsenal, only failing to net against them in one appearance (the corresponding fixture at the Emirates last season).
Kane is one shy of equalling the record for most Premier League goals in north London derbies, held by Emmanuel Adebayor.
So, as everyone always says, stats and form mean nothing when it comes to a derby as big as this, but Arsenal ALWAYS seem to dig deeper, because we are the KINGS OF NORTH LONDON!