Arsenal and Spurs go head to head today in the first north London derby of the 2017-18 season.

Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs have started the season brightly by qualifying for the Champions League last-16, but sit eight points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City in the title race.

Arsenal are even further behind Spurs as Arsene Wenger’s men trail City by 12 points, sitting sixth after losing four of their opening 11 League games to put pressure on their long-serving manager.

James Olley and James Benge are our reporters at the Emirates today, and you can follow all of the action LIVE below..

Here are the confirmed lineups for both sides
Arsenal XI: Cech; Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal; Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolasinac; Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette
Substitutes: Ospina, Mertesacker, Coquelin, Maitland-Niles, Wilshere, Iwobi, Welbeck
Tottenham XI: Lloris; Sanchez, Dier, Vertonghen; Trippier, Sissoko, Dembele, Davies; Eriksen, Alli, Kane
Substitutes: Vorm, Foyth, Aurier, Walker-Peters, Winks, Son, Llorente

With Manchester City running away with the league it might not be this season but Arsenal great Lee Dixon expects Mauricio Pochettino to lead Tottenham to the title sooner rather than later.

Exciting team news – just not for this game! Erik Lamela is back in action for Spurs, starting in an Under-23 side to take on Chelsea at Hotspur Way this afternoon. It’ll be a first appearance since October 25, 2016, for the Argentine star.
Fighting talk from Mauricio Pochettino pre-match. He is once more dismissive of the suggestion that winning any trophy should be Tottenham’s aim this season and says that he would not swap Wenger’s three FA Cups in four years for his achievements at Spurs.

I admire what Arsene Wenger did at Arsenal but we are at a different stage in the project.

“The pressure to win only cups is not useful for us. If we can win the FA Cup, Carabao Cup, fantastic, but the principal option is to win the Premier League and put Tottenham in a position to win the Champions League.

A new king of north London? Arsenal fans would argue Harry Kane has quite a way to go to match the feats of Thierry Henry, but the data above would suggest he’s on the right path.

As far as football in London goes it doesn’t get bigger than this. Well at least not until these two meet in a few months at Wembley. Arsenal vs Tottenham at the Emirates, and there is an awful lot riding on this.

Can Tottenham reassert their superiority over their north London rivals? Or will Arsenal prove there is life yet at this end of the Seven Sisters Road? We’ll have team news for you in an hour
Welcome to Standard Sport’s coverage of the north London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham!

We will have live coverage of the derby from 10:30am on Saturday, 18 November, with updates and analysis from our experts at the Emirates Stadium.

TV and live online coverage

The match will be televised live on Sky Sports’ Premier League and Main Event channels, with coverage starting from 11.30am. The game will be available to watch online via the Sky GO App.

Team news

Arsenal will hand late fitness tests to Shkodran Mustafi and Danny Welbeck ahead of the derby. Mustafi has been sidelined since the start of October with a hamstring issue, while a groin injury suffered in the 2-1 defeat at Watford has kept Welbeck out for the past month.

Both could be in contention to face Spurs although Olivier Giroud is out after injuring his thigh on international duty with France while Santi Cazorla (ankle) is a long-term absentee.

Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Mertesacker, Holding, Koscielny, Mustafi, Chambers, Monreal, Debuchy, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Ramsey, Wilshere, Xhaka, Elneny, Ozil, Walcott, Sanchez, Iwobi, Welbeck, Lacazette, Nketiah.

Harry Kane is among a number of Tottenham players set for late fitness tests. Kane is hoping to shake off a knee injury while Dele Alli (hamstring), Harry Winks (ankle), Hugo Lloris (groin) and Michel Vorm (knee) will also have to be assessed.

Toby Alderweireld and Victor Wanyama remain out with hamstring and knee problems respectively, while Erik Lamela has only recently recovered from a long-standing hip injury.

Provisional squad: Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga, Rose, Davies, Walker-Peters, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Dier, Foyth, Trippier, Aurier, Winks, Sissoko, Dembele, Alli, Lamela, Eriksen, Son, Llorente, Kane.

Predicted line-ups

Arsenal starting XI: Cech; Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal; Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolasinac; Ozil, Sanchez; acazette

Tottenham starting XI: Lloris; Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies; Trippier, Dembele, Dier, Rose; Eriksen, Alli; Kane