Tottenham travel to Arsenal today for the first north London derby of the 2021/22 season at a pivotal moment for the two bitter rivals.
Their visitors are in need of a pick up after a flying start under new boss Nuno Espirito Santo began to stutter badly.
Three 1-0 wins had Spurs top of the table going into the first international break, but back-to-back 3-0 defeats against capital rivals Crystal Palace and Chelsea have them wobbling.
Harry Kane has an intimidating record in this fixture but is yet to score in the Premier League this season after a summer in which he made a public push to leave Tottenham. Now would be an ideal time to step up.
Granit Xhaka returns for Arsenal in place of Nicolas Pepe, while Spurs make three changes as Japhet Tanganga, Davinson Sanchez and Lucas Moura all come in.
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A third successive win for the resurgent Gunners takes them above Spurs into 10th. They were bottom of the table heading into the September international break, remember.
Much work to do for Nuno and Co, who slip to a third successive League loss. They have conceded three goals in all of them.
91 mins: Into five minutes of added time and Lucas’ deflected strike is pushed onto the crossbar by Ramsdale!
A fine late fingertip stop to prevent this from becoming really nervy for Arsenal.
86 mins: Time is rapidly running out for Spurs to stage a late comeback.
A foul on Smith Rowe offers some breathing room for Arsenal, who send on Maitland-Niles and Nuno Tavares in place of Saka and Smith Rowe.
81 mins: Kane charges into Gabriel and Tierney tries in vain to restore Arsenal’s three-goal lead.
Spurs have a pep in their step since that Son goal and Arteta is preparing to introduce Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
79 mins: Xhaka was down in a heap as Spurs scored that goal and now limps off after receiving treatment on the pitch.
This looks like a painful blow for the Swiss midfielder.
He is replaced by Albert Sambi Lokonga.
GOAL! Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham | Heung-min Son 79′
A lifeline for Spurs as Reguilon looks to tee up Kane, but Son arrives first and finishes smartly.
Ramsdale got a hand to it, but couldn’t keep it out.
They couldn’t mount a comeback here, could they?!
75 mins: Xhaka chases down Lloris, whose latest poor clearance is just about kept in play.
Three Arsenal players now afflicted by cramp as Xhaka and Saka stay down.
72 mins: Really nice football again from Arsenal as Saka easily drifts inside Reguilon and onto his left foot before producing a decent drive that is pushed wide by Lloris.
68 mins: Aubameyang gets free at the back post from an Arsenal free-kick, but his tame effort is pushed into the air and then held by a frustrated Lloris, who then sends the ball straight into touch.
Bryan Gil is Nuno’s third substitute. Ndombele off.
66 mins: Frustration from Skipp as the ‘oles’ start from the Arsenal fans, with the Spurs substitute rightly booked for steaming in on Partey.
A touch of cramp for Ramsdale here leads to a break in play.