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The Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur rivalry is one of the biggest in the Premier League era, and by far, the most prominent among London derbies in English football. 

Since the teams first played against each other since 1896, the North London derby has always been a hot-blooded affair with its storylines often involving on-field and off-field tussles.

Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur: Head-to-head record in all competitions

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur met for the first time on November 9, 1896 at Manor Ground, Plumstead. Since then, both sides have clashed 205 times across all competitions, with the Gunners winning 84 matches while the Lilywhites have secured 67 victories. Meanwhile, 54 matches have ended in draws.

Initially, Arsenal operated as Woolwich Arsenal and claimed eight wins, nine defeats and five draws from 1896 to 1913.

Matches

Arsenal wins

Tottenham Hotspur wins

Draws

205

84

67

54

Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur: Head-to-head record in Premier League

Since the inception of the Premier League in 1992-93, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have locked horns on 60 occasions. ARS have the advantage in the head-to-head with 22 victories while TOT have claimed 15 wins. As many as 23 matches have ended in draws.

Arsenal

Metric

Tottenham Hotspur

22

Wins

15

15

Losses

22

23

Draws

23

Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur: Head-to-head record in Cup competitions

Starting with the FA Cup, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have faced each other six times, with Arsenal winning four meetings while the Lilywhites have claimed two victories. 

There have been 14 North London derbies in the League Cup. ARS have an edge in the head-to-head record with seven wins and four defeats.

Competition

Matches played

ARS win

TOT win

Draws

FA Cup

6

4

2

0

League Cup

14

7

4

3

Charity / Community Shield

1

0

0

1

Most goals in Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur

English striker Harry Kane has scored the most goals in Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur matches. The Tottenham captain has netted 14 goals in 18 matches across all competitions.

As for Arsenal, Robert Pires, with eight goals in 11 outings, is the top scorer in the rivalry.

Players who played for both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur

Emmanuel Adebayor, William Gallas and Sol Campbell are the most prominent players  in the Premier League era to have made the move from Arsenal to Tottenham Hotspur or vice versa. The list is as follows:

From Arsenal to Tottenham Hotspur

Jimmy Brain, Laurie Brown, David Jenkins, Rohan Ricketts, David Bentley, William Gallas, Emmanuel Adebayor 

From Tottenham Hotspur to Arsenal:

George Hunt, Freddie Cox, Vic Groves, Jimmy Robertson, Steve Walford, Willie Young, Pat Jennings, Sol Campbell

Author: William Paul

Featured photo: AFP / GLYN KIRK

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