5 important stats to know ahead of the 202nd #NorthLondon derby!

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The North London derby is of many in the Premier League. Perhaps not as big as the Merseyside or Manchester Derby but fans of Tottenham and Arsenal always look forward to the #NorthLondon derby, if not for anything but bragging right.

The first #NorthLondon dates back to the 4th of December 1909 as Arsenal defeated Tottenham by a goal to nil but the did not start until 1913 when Arsenal moved to North London.

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NorthLondon derby

Since then, both teams have had a fair share of victories and losses with Arsenal recording 82 wins while Tottenham has triumphed over the Gunners 66 times.

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Ahead of today’s match, Arsenal and Tottenham have had a topsy-turvy season so far as they are currently out of the top six with 38 and 45 points respectively.

Here are five important stats to feed on ahead of the match;

  • Tottenham’s Harry Kane has the most goals in the #NorthLondon derby with 11
  • Arsenal are winless against Tottenham in 5 previous meetings (D2,L3). They haven’t gone without a victory in six meetings.
  • Tottenham are chasing their third consecutive league victory against the Gunners for the first time since 1974.
  • Arsenal have lost just twice against Tottenham in their last 35 home games.
  • Only the Merseyside Derby has more games (24) ending as a draw then the #NorthLondon derby (23) in the Premier League

 

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