As they say, form goes out of the window in a derby, it doesn’t matter what the teams have been doing before, and all that matters is what happens on the day in those 90 minutes.

As far as the North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur is concerned, the day is fast approaching; the two giants Premier League ever presents face off in the 198th derby on Sunday.

As things stand in a fledgling Premier League table hosts Arsenal are third, while visitors Tottenham are seventh on four points.

Apart from the current standings, there are stats that show the Gunners will start the match as favourites.

Spurs have won just once against Arsenal in their last 26 visits, whether it be at the Emirates or the Highbury. The win came in 2010 when Spurs came from 2 goals down to win 3-2. Since that comeback, Arsenal have won five games and drawn three games at the Emirates.

Arsenal have not lost two consecutive London derbies for 13 years, having lost to Chelsea and West Ham in 2006/07 season. The Gunners lost to Crystal Palace 3-2 in their last game at the Emirates and should Mauricio Pochettino side win they would have done something which hasn’t happened for more than a decade.

Spurs though are not without hope as they beat Arsenal 2-0 in the Carabao Cup last season to advance to the semifinal stage of the competition where they were eliminated by eventual runners up Chelsea.

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