North London derby set to go long way to decide title 

Following their commanding win over Chelsea midweek, Arsenal will be aiming to complete back-to-back north London derby wins when they visit fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this afternoon. Kick-off is at 3pm. 

In what has been one of the most exhilarating Premier League title races witnessed in a long time, the three-horse race between Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool has now reached its pre-antepenultimate stage. 

It goes without saying that stakes in the Premier League are at their utmost high, as Arsenal will be looking to hold on to their perch on top of the pile, while Spurs will be desperate for a positive result to keep their hopes of finishing inside the top four very much alive. 

On Tuesday, Arsenal cruised past Chelsea when they pummelled them 5-0 at the Emi-rates Stadium to make an unequivocal statement about their title aspirations.  

The likes of Bukayo Saka, Leandro Trossard, Ben White and red-hot Kai Havertz will be looking to pick up where they left off after their impressive display against the Blues. 

Though the Gunners will be going into the game revved up and on a winning momentum, they will be going up against a Spurs side that will be fresh as a daisy, having last played a competitive match a fortnight ago. 

Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou will be relying on captain Son Heung-min for inspiration. He will be eager to get back on the scoresheet after enduring a rather frustrating past three games with no goal coming his way. 

North London rivalry aside, the gladiatorial clash between Arsenal and Spurs will be crucial, as the outcome of the game will have an influence on how both teams conclude what was an exciting 2023–24 season.  

Meanwhile, chasers Manchester City will also be in action when they travel to West Bridgford to entertain relegation-threatened and troubled Nottingham Forest at the City Ground at 5:30 pm. 

The Cityzens still have one game in hand, and a win for them will put them in a much better position in their quest to defend the title and clinch it for the fourth time in a row.  

But as we all know, a bird in hand is worth two in the bush, and City would probably be happier with points in the kitty than the two games in hand. 

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