Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur - Live Match Commentary

Real-time Live Commentary updates of the Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur - Live Match Commentary
Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur - Live Match Commentary

FULL TIME - Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham

90+7' -  SUB! Another change for Arsenal as Saka limps off the pitch. He's replaced by Smith Rowe.

90' - There will a 10 additional minutes at the Emirates. Yes, you read that right.

80' - Into the final 10 minutes of this fascinating north London derby. Will there be a late winner?

77' - Substitution
Team logoARS
Player photoR. Nelson
Player photoGabriel Jesus

71' - Maddison goes down and clutches at his knee, and though it does not look good initially, the midfielder gets back to his feet and will try to soldier on.

69' - Kulusevski slides a brilliant pass through for Son, but the forward cannot secure his hat-trick as his shot from a tight angle flies into the side netting.

67' - Yellow card
Team logoARS
Player photoE. Nketiah

66'FOUL! Kulusevski is blocked by Gabriel and Spurs have a chance to deliver a free-kick into the Arsenal box.

Maddison takes it but Arsenal head clear and Raya then claims a cross.

59' - Son is the first Spurs player to score two goals away at Arsenal in the Premier League since John Hendry in May 1993.

57' - Yellow card
Team logoARS
Player photoK. Havertz
Havertz is booked for a late challenge on Son.

55' - GOAL! Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham (Son, 55')


53' - GOAL! Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham (Saka pen, 53')


52' - Referee Rob Jones is heading to the pitchside monitor now. That usually means one thing...

46' - SECOND HALF! A double change for Arsenal at the start of the second half asJorginhoreplaces Rice and Vieira makes way for Havertz.

HT - Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham

45' - 4' added on at the end of the first half.

42' - GOAL! Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham (Son, 42')



Spurs are almost level but the Arsenal goalkeeper produces a fine stop to deny Johnson from inside the box!

Kulusevski drives into the box and plays in Son who cuts the ball back to Johnson, whose effort looks to be beating Raya until he gets across to claw the effort away. Fantastic goalkeeping.

34' - Arsenal have been on top since the opening goal, and Arteta will be keen for his side to score a second to further tighten their grip on this game.

32' - BIG CHANCE! Jesus spurns a golden opportunity to put his team 2-0 up. After receiving the ball from Vicario in his own box, Maddison is caught in possession by Jesus. However, the Arsenal man cannot punish Maddison's error as he blazes over from a position where he really should have hit the target at least.

26' - GOAL! Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham (Saka, 26')


Odegaard plays a ball out to Saka and he cuts back in onto his favoured left foot and trying to bend the ball into the far corner.

Romero sticks out a leg and sends it in the opposite direction, giving Vicario no chance.

20' - This is the first time that the North London derby has featured just one player aged 30+ across both starting line-ups in the Premier League since March 2016.

18' - Porro fires a dangerous delivery across the face of goal, but White is well-placed to make a vital intervention and prevent Son tapping in at the back post.

16' - Vicario makes another big stop as Nketiah latches onto Udogie's misplaced pass, beating away the striker's powerful effort from a tight angle.

15' - Yellow card
Team logoARS
Player photoM. Ødegaard
Odegaard is given a yellow card for dissent.

15' - Yellow card
TOTTeam logo
Player photoI. Udogie
Udogie takes out Saka and receives a booking.

11' - Plenty of early fouls here. Kulusevski now brings down Vieira on the halfway line. Spurs don't want Arsenal to settle.

7' - Romero is perhaps fortunate to avoid a booking as he crunches through the back of Jesus in midfield. The referee Robert Jones opts to keep his cards in his pockets.

6' - Tottenham aren't afraid to play out from the back, even against this pressing Arsenal side.


1' - Saliba wins his first header before Vieira touches the ball for the first time and is brought down by Sarr in the middle of the pitch.

1' - KICK-OFF! We're underway at the Emirates!

Arsenal team news

Team to play Tottenham: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Rice, Odegaard, Vieira; Saka, Nketiah, Jesus

Substitutes: Ramsdale, Smith Rowe, Kiwior, Cedric, Tomiyasu, Jorginho, Nelson, Elneny, Havertz

Tottenham team news

Team to play Arsenal: Vicario; Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie; Sarr, Bissouma, Maddison; Kulusevski, Johnson, Son

Substitutes: Forster, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Richarlison, Royal, Dier, Solomon, Davies, Veliz

Odegaard: Spurs are better, they have quality

Here is Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard speaking in his programme notes:

"I'm the same as most people are I'm sure, when I say these are the games I look out for when the fixture calendar comes out.

"The north London derby is always a big occasion and that's definitely the case this afternoon.

"From what I have seen of Tottenham so far this season, they look better than last year. They are playing differently, maybe having more possession and they have a different manager and some new players, so you expect a new style.

"They have a lot of quality players, and they have started the season well, so we have to be ready and be at our best this afternoon."

Early team news: Arsenal
Gabriel Martinelli will be examined after suffering a minor hamstring strain against Everton. 
Thomas Partey is still on the sidelines, along with long-term absentees Mohamed Elneny and Jurrien Timber, according to boss Mikel Arteta. 

Early team news: Tottenham
Ivan Perisic has been put to Tottenham's injury list after the forward damaged his right knee's anterior cruciate ligament this week. 
Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring), Rodrigo Bentancur (knee), Giovani Lo Celso (quad), and Bryan Gil (groin) are still sidelined for Spurs for the derby on Sunday.