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Danny Welbeck will look to make an impression in his first North London Derby for ArsenalReuters

The North London Derby will take centre-stage on Saturday evening with Arsenal entertaining Tottenham in what promises to be a humdinger of an English Premier League clash.

North London Derbies are never boring or routine, with every single one of those games special, with goals, excitement, red cards, tackles, groans, moans and celebrations reverberating around the stadium with every passing minute.

Arsenal have a stranglehold over Tottenham in the North London Derby matches at home, with Spurs managing just one win away since 1993. And, as far as Arsene Wenger is concerned, the manager plans to keep that brilliant record intact at the end of the game on Saturday.

"It's an important moment of the season and it has a meaning for everybody," Wenger said. "Above all it's an opportunity for us to take points in the Premier League where every point counts.

"It looks again this season that every point is difficult to make. Of course, we play a home game and we want to win our home games.

"Are they defining points [on Saturday]? I don't know, but Tottenham have, over the years, had good players and a good team. To be on top of them of course means that you can fight for the top of the league."

Arsenal have had a decent start to the season, even if it might not have been the best, with Wenger's men still unbeaten after five matches. However, three of those games have been draws, and they could find themselves seven points adrift of the leaders, if Chelsea manage to pick up a win over Aston Villa earlier in the day.

Tottenham have managed only seven points from their five matches, and Mauricio Pochettino will be desperate to make himself a favourite amongst the Spurs fans by masterminding a victory over their biggest rivals.

"I played Brazil vs Argentina, Espanyol vs Barcelona, Newell Old Boys vs Rosario Central and Paris St Germain vs Marseille," said Pochettino, who will be taking charge of his first North London Derby.

"I have experience of derbies in different countries with different teams and for me, it's exciting to play against Arsenal on Saturday.

"It's a big game, a big derby. I know what it means for us and for our supporters. I'm excited, because I like this rivalry.

"This is a big game, a tough game, I know. It is always an important game. We need to prepare for the game, to have a good performance and be aggressive."

Team news: Arsenal: Wenger still has many issues to deal with, as Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud, Mathieu Debuchy, Serge Gnabry, Nacho Monreal and Yaya Sanogo all remain on the sidelines. However, midfielder Mathieu Flamini is expected to return after missing the last few games with a dead leg.

Per Mertesacker and Kieran Gibbs, who missed the Capital One Cup loss to Southampton, are also available.

Tottenham: Pochettino does not have too many injury worries, with only Kyle Walker expected to miss the big match.

Expected lineups: Arsenal: Szczesny; Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Arteta, Ramsey; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Sanchez; Welbeck.

Tottenham: Lloris; Dier, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Rose; Capoue, Dembele; Lamela, Eriksen, Chadli; Adebayor.

Where to Watch Live

The North London Derby is set for a 5.30 pm BST (12.30 pm ET, 10 pm IST) start with live coverage on Star Sports 4 and Star Sports HD2 in India. The big derby can also be watched via live streaming online in India on Star Sports online. TV coverage in the UK will be on Sky Sports 1, with the option to Live Stream available via the Sky Go or Sky Sports Online. Viewers in the UK can also listen to the match via radio on TalSport or on the website. Catch the action in the US on TV on NBC Sports, while the game can also be Live Streamed online on NBC Sports Extra.

Australia viewers can Live Stream the action Fox Sports On Demand, while viewers in Canada can do the same TSN Go. Viewers in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the match via Live Streaming online courtesy Bein Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa viewers can do the same via SuperSport online.

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