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Francesc Fabregas produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.
A cross is delivered by Luka Modric, Bacary Sagna makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Wilshere on Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Heurelho Gomes takes the indirect free kick.
Francesc Fabregas takes a shot. Michael Dawson gets a block in.
Aaron Lennon challenges Gael Clichy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.
Raniere Sandro takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.
Foul by Robin van Persie on Michael Dawson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Michael Dawson.
Nicklas Bendtner comes on in place of Samir Nasri. Andrey Arshavin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Theo Walcott. The official flags Robin van Persie offside. Michael Dawson takes the indirect free kick.
Unfair challenge on Gael Clichy by Rafael Van der Vaart results in a free kick. The ball is swung over by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Peter Crouch takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny. Rafael Van der Vaart takes the inswinging corner, save by Wojciech Szczesny. Jack Wilshere restarts play with the free kick. Inswinging corner taken by Luka Modric. Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Comfortable save by Wojciech Szczesny.
A cross is delivered by Aaron Lennon, Foul by Peter Crouch on Samir Nasri, free kick awarded. Raniere Sandro joins the action as a substitute, replacing Roman Pavlyuchenko. Indirect free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Wilshere on Aaron Lennon. Michael Dawson takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Alex Song, clearance by Younes Kaboul.
Corner taken by Robin van Persie, Heurelho Gomes makes a save.
Samir Nasri takes the inswinging corner, save by Heurelho Gomes.
Francesc Fabregas takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.
Gael Clichy delivers the ball, clearance by William Gallas.
Theo Walcott produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The ball is delivered by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Younes Kaboul. Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.
Alex Song fouled by Peter Crouch, the ref awards a free kick. Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.
Robin van Persie is caught offside. Heurelho Gomes takes the free kick.
Rafael Van der Vaart gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gael Clichy. Francesc Fabregas delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Peter Crouch manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Rafael Van der Vaart, save made by Wojciech Szczesny.
Corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart, Wojciech Szczesny makes a save.
Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.
Jack Wilshere on for Vassiriki Diaby.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Huddlestone on Francesc Fabregas. Strike on goal comes in from Samir Nasri from the free kick, blocked by Rafael Van der Vaart.
Robin van Persie takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Roman Pavlyuchenko.
The ball is sent over by Theo Walcott, William Gallas makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luka Modric by Johan Djourou. The referee cautions Johan Djourou for unsporting behaviour. Strike comes in from Rafael Van der Vaart from the free kick.
Alex Song challenges Luka Modric unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alex Song is given a yellow card. Free kick crossed left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart.
Michael Dawson challenges Francesc Fabregas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Francesc Fabregas takes the free kick.
Centre by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.
The ball is swung over by Rafael Van der Vaart, clearance by Johan Djourou.
Corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart played to the near post, clearance by Laurent Koscielny.
Unfair challenge on Roman Pavlyuchenko by Johan Djourou results in a free kick. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the indirect free kick.
Tom Huddlestone finds the back of the net with a goal from long range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 2-3 Arsenal.
Robin van Persie takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.
Robin van Persie fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Tottenham 1-3 Arsenal.Francesc Fabregas provided the assist for the goal.
Francesc Fabregas is adjudged to have handled the ball. Michael Dawson restarts play with the free kick.
Rafael Van der Vaart takes the inswinging corner, Header from close range by William Gallas misses to the right of the target.
Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot. Blocked by Johan Djourou.
The ball is sent over by Tom Huddlestone.
Rafael Van der Vaart takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.
Luka Modric takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.
Corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Robin van Persie.
The ball is sent over by Gareth Bale.
Effort from deep inside the area by Theo Walcott misses to the right of the target.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Peter Crouch misses to the left of the goal.
Gareth Bale crosses the ball, Wojciech Szczesny makes a save.
Shot from outside the penalty box by Vedran Corluka goes wide right of the goal.
Vassiriki Diaby challenges Luka Modric unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rafael Van der Vaart restarts play with the free kick.
Rafael Van der Vaart takes a long range shot clearing the bar.
Foul by Alex Song on Rafael Van der Vaart, free kick awarded. Rafael Van der Vaart takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Gareth Bale by Bacary Sagna results in a free kick. Luka Modric restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Samir Nasri, Peter Crouch makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Theo Walcott, Vedran Corluka makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Samir Nasri from the left by-line, clearance by Michael Dawson.
Centre by Bacary Sagna, Vedran Corluka makes a clearance.
Samir Nasri finds the net with a goal from long range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 1-2 Arsenal.Assist by Vassiriki Diaby.
A cross is delivered by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, comfortable save by Wojciech Szczesny.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Samir Nasri, save by Heurelho Gomes.
The ball is crossed by Vedran Corluka.
Peter Crouch has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Rafael Van der Vaart scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tottenham 1-1 Arsenal.Vedran Corluka provided the assist for the goal.
Unfair challenge on Luka Modric by Vassiriki Diaby results in a free kick. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the free kick.
Theo Walcott scores a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tottenham 0-1 Arsenal.The assist for the goal came from Francesc Fabregas.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Huddlestone on Francesc Fabregas. Francesc Fabregas restarts play with the free kick.
Luka Modric produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
Johan Djourou concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Crouch. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
Unfair challenge on Aaron Lennon by Wojciech Szczesny results in a Penalty. Power penalty scored by Rafael Van der Vaart. Tottenham 3-3 Arsenal.Assist on the goal came from Aaron Lennon.
The ball is swung over by Robin van Persie, save by Heurelho Gomes.
Younes Kaboul joins the action as a substitute, replacing Vedran Corluka. Gareth Bale leaves the field to be replaced by Aaron Lennon.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gael Clichy on Rafael Van der Vaart. The referee shows Gael Clichy a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Dawson.
Vedran Corluka produces a cross.
Peter Crouch is available for their north London derby against Arsenal after returning from the suspension that ruled him out of Tottenham's Champions League clash against Real Madrid.
Steven Pienaar (groin) and Niko Kranjcar (foot) could play some part after making good progress in their injury treatment but Wilson Palacios and Alan Hutton (both knee) are still out.
Jonathan Woodgate (calf) and Ledley King (groin) have been training with Tottenham's fitness coaches but are unlikely to be involved in the match at White Hart Lane.
Boss Harry Redknapp has been glowing in his admiration for Arsenal this season, tipping the Gunners to pip Manchester United to the title on several occasions.
A poor run of form since their unexpected Carling Cup final loss to Birmingham has seen Arsene Wenger's team slip behind the Red Devils in the title race though, and they now sit six points behind the leaders with six matches remaining.
Redknapp admits he has been surprised by Arsenal's poor form and thinks their fans may look back at the season at the end of the year and think what might have been.
"They had a couple of games at home they would have thought they should have won and they threw a great opportunity away after they only took a point at the weekend (against Liverpool)," Redknapp said.
"If they had taken those points, you look at where they would be with Man United to play at home - they would have been in pole position. It's amazing how it's turned out."
Redknapp's team will be confident of overcoming their neighbours after they came from behind to claim a 3-2 victory at the Emirates Stadium in November.
A win would see the club complete their first league double over their bitter rivals in 18 years, and further elevate Redknapp's reputation within the game.
Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna (knee) is set to return.
Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia (knee) has also been passed fit, along with midfielders Denilson (toe) and Tomas Rosicky (illness).
Centre-back Thomas Vermaelen continues his rehabilitation from an Achilles problem, but is not yet in first-team contention.
Arsenal have little time to reflect on missed opportunities as they prepare to head to White Hart Lane for what is set to be another intense affair.
Van Persie was not involved when the Gunners ran out 4-1 winners after extra-time in their Carling Cup fixture earlier this season, but cannot wait to sample the derby awayday atmosphere again.
"We always look forward to playing these games," said the Holland striker.
"Maybe it is a good thing we play them this quick after a game like Sunday because we can make things right - there is no better way than [winning] at White Hart Lane. I always say it is in these bigger games where you become a man, and it is up to us to show that."
Van Persie, 27, feels Tottenham have certainly improved in recent seasons and believes the arrival of fellow Dutchman Rafael van der Vaart can help push them back up into the Champions League places again.
"I have seen Spurs change and fair play to them, they have become a better side and been developing, they got into the top four," he said.
"This year the arrival of Rafael van der Vaart has given them a bit extra to not just stay the top six - he can be their difference from sixth spot to four or three maybe, because he gives them something extra, scoring goals, making assists, is consistent in his game and a good player."
Rafa double dents Gunners` title hopes
Arsenal threw away the chance to put themselves back in the Barclays Premier League title race as they surrendered a lead to draw 3-3 with Tottenham in a six-goal north London derby thriller at White Hart Lane.
The Gunners had stormed into a 3-1 lead after Theo Walcott, Samir Nasri and Robin van Persie all struck in the first half, with Rafael van der Vaart notching for the home side.
But a 20-yard rocket from Tom Huddlestone before the break and a 70th-minute penalty from Van der Vaart ensured that Spurs picked up a point, meaning Arsenal dropped to third, six points behind league leaders Manchester United.
Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas had criticised his team-mates before the match, claiming that the Gunners lacked a killer instinct and that was certainly evident in the second period as they failed to finish their bitter rivals off despite dominating for large parts of the opening half.
Manchester United's draw at Newcastle on Tuesday night meant this encounter was the perfect opportunity for Arsenal to put the pressure back on the leaders and regain some momentum after Sunday's disappointing draw with Liverpool.
Spurs needed little motivation for the match though, as they knew a win would give the club their first league double over their bitter local rivals for 18 years and see them draw them level with fourth-placed Manchester City.
The game started well for Arsene Wenger's men as the game lived up to it's pre-match billing with three goals within the first 12 minutes amid a white-hot atmosphere.
Fabregas took advantage of Huddlestone's carelessness in the centre of the park to release Walcott, who calmly slotted past Spurs goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes from inside the box.
Just two more minutes had passed before Van der Vaart equalised. Vedran Corluka threaded the Dutchman through before he beat Wojciech Szczesny at his near post to claim his first Spurs goal in over two months.
Arsenal were back in the lead five minutes later though as Tottenham's defence were made to pay for backing off as Nasri fired a deflected shot past Gomes from 25 yards.
The match was being fought with genuine steel as Abou Diaby proved when he clattered into Luka Modric, but referee Martin Atkinson waved play on, much to the anger of the home bench.
The Spurs defence seemed to have no answer to Walcott's pace as he raced through their stationary defence on the half-hour only to see his shot trickle wide.
The home fans were given a scare when Gareth Bale was left needing treatment after coming off second-best in an aerial tussle with Szczesny, but he returned to action a couple of minutes later as Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp urged his side to look for an equaliser.
It was Arsenal who got themselves on the scoresheet next though thanks to William Gallas' mistake. The former Arsenal man failed to clear the ball inside the Tottenham box and Walcott crossed to find Van Persie, who beat Gomes at the second attempt after the Brazilian had palmed away the striker's first header.
Bale was carried off on a stretcher after being clattered over by Szczesny and limped throughout the remainder of the half. Two minutes before the break Huddlestone put Spurs back in the game with a wonderfully-hit half-volley from 20 yards after Arsenal had cleared a corner.
Bale did not emerge for the second half and was replaced by Aaron Lennon.
Peter Crouch gave Bacary Sagna a bloody nose as they went up for a header before Wenger brought on Jack Wilshere for Diaby, who hobbled off the pitch through injury.
Spurs started the second half quietly but they suddenly sprang into life in the 54th minute when Modric played in Van der Vaart, who hit a fierce shot that drew a top-class diving save from Szczesny.
Van Persie had the ball in the net soon after but the goal was ruled out for offside, with replays suggesting the Dutchman was half a yard onside.
Walcott broke through for Arsenal again, but this time Benoit Assou-Ekotto tracked back, forcing the England winger to shoot wide.
Spurs were handed a golden chance to get back into the game when Szczesny tripped Lennon in the box in the 70th minute and Van der Vaart duly obliged, slotting home from 12 yards to make it 3-3.
Modric should have put Spurs ahead from six yards but he shot straight at Szczesny, who cleared with his feet on the line.
Wenger, sensing his chances of winning the game, and indeed the title, were slipping away from him, brought on Andrey Arshavin and Nicklas Bendtner for Walcott and Nasri.
Substitute Sandro then danced past two Arsenal defenders before seeing his shot saved by Arsenal's Polish goalkeeper.
Tottenham desperately sought a fourth and Laurent Koscielny almost gifted it to them when his header almost flew into his own net in injury time as a breathless match drew to a close.
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