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Mark Langdon's Arsenal v Tottenham tips

The North London derby is always one of the highlights of the Premier League season and there is added intrigue this weekend when Arsenal host Tottenham at the Emirates on Sunday.

Given the huge early impression made by popular Australian Ange Postecoglou in the Spurs dugout, this fixture looks a lot harder than it has been for the Gunners in previous seasons.

Mark Langdon's Arsenal v Tottenham tips

Arsenal Full Time Result @ 4/6
Over 3.5 goals @ 6/5
Over 27.5 Match Shots @ 5/6

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Arsenal Full Time Result @ 4/6

Postecoglou has changed Tottenham's style and culture despite being only six matches into his reign, however, changing their record at the Emirates might take longer with Arsenal's supremacy clear for all to see as Spurs go in search of only their second ever Premier League win at Ashburton Grove.

Mark Langdon's Tip:

Arsenal did the double over Tottenham last term and have enjoyed plenty of recent success against their arch-rivals.

The Gunners have won four of the last five league meetings at the Emirates and look more than capable of ending Postecoglou's unbeaten start.

Arsenal are also unbeaten, winning five of their six competitive matches and also eclipsing Manchester City in the Community Shield.

They look further along in their evolution under Mikel Arteta compared to Postecoglou, who faces his biggest test since swapping Celtic for Spurs.

It's been a flying start for Tottenham, however, the wins over Bournemouth, Burnley and Sheffield United are not comparable to this trip and the form of the Manchester United victory gets worse with every week.

Spurs, who trailed Arsenal by 24 points last season, drew at Brentford on the opening weekend and were knocked out of the EFL Cup on penalties by Fulham which suggests the away form still needs work, while Arsenal showed their attacking prowess with a devastating 4-0 win over PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Over 3.5 Goals @ 6/5

It's 32 games since the last 0-0 stalemate in a North London derby and both teams have scored in eight of the last nine league meetings at the Emirates, so it is only logical to expect plenty of goals in Sunday's showdown.

Mark Langdon's Tip:

The stats back up a bet on over 3.5 goals with 11 of Arsenal's last 14 home games featuring at least four goals.

Arsenal have the quality in wide areas, particularly on the right in Bukayo Saka, to exploit the space vacated by Tottenham's roaming full-backs and the expected open nature of the game should help the Gunners' forward threats.

Martin Odegaard pulls the strings in the Arsenal midfield with James Maddison doing likewise for Tottenham and even if the hosts do come out on top, it is unlikely to be achieved with a clean sheet.

Spurs have scored at least twice in every Premier League match under Postecoglou with seven different players on target as they collectively share the burden of replacing the goals of departed striker Harry Kane.

Over 27.5 Match Shots @ 5/6

Tottenham top the table in shots taken this season with 101 in the Premier League - six more than treble winners Manchester City - and that points to a punt on at least 28 efforts at the Emirates.

Mark Langdon's Tip:

Backing over 27.5 shots would have won in all five of Tottenham's league games this season with 37 against Burnley, 28 against Bournemouth, 39 in the Manchester United win and 29 in the draw at Brentford before a total of 35 in the dramatic 2-1 victory over Sheffield United last week.

It's a clear tactic from Postecoglou to get his team on the front foot and interestingly even Tottenham's four pre-season friendlies also featured a high volume of shots - 28 versus Barcelona, 39 against Shakhtar, 41 in the match with Lion City Sailors and 39 in defeat against West Ham.

There were 30 shots in Arsenal's win over PSV in midweek, making it three home games in succession where their matches were also over the 27.5 line.

Mark Langdon's Arsenal v Tottenham betting tips

Arsenal Full Time Result @ 4/6
Over 3.5 goals @ 6/5
Over 27.5 Match Shots @ 5/6

Odds displayed were correct at the time of writing and subject to fluctuation.

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