Arsenal start this game in eighth place and Spurs in 10th, one point behind. It hasn’t been a good season for either North London side, but bragging rights in this fixture count for plenty among supporters.
ARSENAL XI: Martinez, Mustafi, Luiz, Kolasinac, Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Tierney, Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang (C). SUBS: Macey, Cedric, Holding, Sokratis, Maitland-Niles, Torreira, Willock, Nelson, Saka.
SPURS XI: Lloris (C), Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies, Winks, Sissoko, Lo Celso, Lucas, Son, Kane. SUBS: Gazzaniga, Vertonghen, Tanganga, Sessegnon, Skipp, Gedson, Ndombele, Bergwijn, Lamela.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the North London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Lucas Moura has an early long-range crack at goal, but it’s held by Martinez.
Referee Michael Oliver blows his whistle and the game is underway.
Now it’s Kane who shoots from distance, but that’s blocked.
It’s been a good start to the game from Spurs, but there have been no clear-cut chances yet.
Tierney puts in a good cross from the left, but Alderweireld heads away at the near post. Vital intervention.
Mustafi meets the ensuing corner at the near post, but can only head behind tamely for a goal-kick.
CHANCE! A delightful ball from Moura finds Kane, who looks to chip over Martinez. The ‘keeper reacts well to stop it.
Spurs find themselves in danger. Bellerin cuts back for Aubameyang, who can’t quite get a shot away. It rolls to Tierney, who does, but fires well wide.
GOAL, ARSENAL, LACAZETTE! 1-0: Lacazette lashes a long-range lightning bolt into the top corner of Lloris’ net! First blood is drawn by the red of Arsenal!
Lo Celso has picked up a yellow card for a shove on Ceballos in midfield as the latter was initiating an Arsenal break, which ultimately came to nothing.
GOAL, SPURS, SON! 1-1: Son snatches the ball off Luiz in a dangerous position and strikes back for Spurs!
Lo Celso plays Kane in behind the defence, but he’s offside. Time for a drinks break.
Play is back underway. It’s important for Arsenal not to get deflated by that equaliser.
Aubameyang is back to do some defending as he blocks a cross, sending it for a Spurs corner.
POST! The corner is headed away by Mustafi, but the ball is picked up again by Spurs. Davies lets fly from long range and smashes the upright!
Martinez might have got a glove on that Davies drive. At the other end, Pepe has a go at goal but misses the target.
Aurier is caught on the ball by Lacazette and picks up a yellow card for fouling him.
The Arsenal free-kick delivery is a poor one. Spurs come forward now through Aurier, but his cross is caught by Martinez.
Aubameyang goes for goal from another Arsenal free-kick. Good low effort, but just wide of goal.
Pepe chops inside and goes for goal, but Lloris catches a shot hit straight at him.
Moura’s long range effort is deflected behind off Mustafi.
HALF-TIME: TOTTENHAM 1-1 ARSENAL. All square at the break in this scrappy North London derby.
Davies returns the favour on behalf of Tottenham as he barges into Pepe and cuts out an Arsenal break, seeing yellow for it.
We’re into two minutes of stoppage time.
Lacazette trips Lo Celso with Spurs on the counter and picks up a yellow card.
KICK-OFF! The second half is underway at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Mustafi does well to take the ball off Moura as he bears down on goal and turn it behind.
The corner is punched away by Martinez. Aurier whips the ball back into the box. Oliver sees a push and awards Arsenal a free-kick.
An Arsenal free-kick is headed as far as Kolasinac, who shoots from just inside the box. Off target.
Arsenal enjoy a spell of pressure, but Spurs manage to repel the red tide. It’s Alderweireld who clears.
CROSSBAR! After another sustained spell of Arsenal pressure, Lacazette feeds Aubameyang, who strikes woodwork!
From an Arsenal free-kick, Pepe hits the wall. He gets the ball back, but Moura wins it. Pepe fouls him. Yellow card.
Arsenal look to catch Spurs out with a quick free-kick. Tierney’s cross is then intercepted by Alderweireld.
Arsenal are seeing so much of the ball, but they are struggling to penetrate a resilient Tottenham defence.
Time for the last drinks break of the game.
Spurs are in a promising position. Kane cuts back for Son, but Martinez does brilliantly to snatch the ball off the South Korean.
Play resumes with Saka on in place of Pepe for Arsenal.
José Mourinho is a man under pressure, but at least his team has showed his trademark solidity this evening.
Winks has picked up a yellow card.
Bellerin’s shot is blocked, but Aubameyang now has a go and forces a fine save from Lloris.
GOAL, SPURS, ALDERWEIRELD! 1-2: Son’s ensuing corner finds Alderweireld who heads home for Spurs. What a game he has had!
Moura plays Kane in behind, but Martinez blocks his shot.
On comes Bergwijn in place of Moura for Spurs.
Kane forces a good save from Martinez. Bergwijn gets the ball and tees up Lo Celso, but he misses the target.
Skipp replaces Lo Celso for Spurs. Arsenal make a triple change. Bellerin, Kolasinac and Tierney are off for Willock, Soares and Nelson.
Spurs break through Son, but Luiz gets back and blocks his shot.
Yellow card for Bergwijn for a foul on Willock.
FULL-TIME: TOTTENHAM 2-1 ARSENAL. Lacazette opened the scoring, but a cheaply conceded Son equaliser and an Alderweireld winner have handed Spurs bragging rights and a boost in the race for Europe.
On comes Lamela in place of Son for Spurs.
Kane goes for a curling shot, but it’s not powerful enough and Martinez holds on.
Into four minutes of stoppage time we go.
Saka picks up a yellow card for dissent after Sissoko wins a Spurs free-kick.