Tottenham vs Arsenal Football Facts
The North London Derby between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal
is one of the most highly-anticipated matches in English football. These two teams have a storied history of fierce competition, and their matches are always filled with drama and excitement. Here are some interesting facts about this iconic rivalry
Tottenham’s home ground, White Hart Lane, and Arsenal’s home ground, Highbury, were located just a few miles apart. The two stadiums were often referred to as “the Lane” and “the Highbury,” respectively.
Arsenal’s legendary manager, Arsene Wenger, faced off against Tottenham more than any other team during his tenure. He managed the Gunners in 44 North London Derbies, winning 19 of them.
Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have been the top scorers in the Premier League in recent seasons. Kane has scored 8 goals in 14 games against Arsenal, Aubameyang has scored 7 goals in 12 games against Tottenham.
The highest-scoring match
in the history of the North London Derby was a 5-4 Arsenal win in 2008. The match had nine goals and is considered one of the most entertaining matches of the Premier League era.
The last time the two teams met at the time of writing this was on December 6th, 2020; Tottenham won 2-0. This win was the first time in three years that Tottenham was able to defeat Arsenal and also marked the first time that Tottenham beat Arsenal in the premier league since November 2010.
These facts demonstrate the rich history and intense competition between these two teams, making the North London Derby one of the most exciting matches in the English football calendar.