How quickly fortunes can change in the Premier League: Just a couple of weeks ago Tottenham Hotspur was at the top of the early-season standings and Arsenal was mired at the bottom without a point. There’s suddenly a different vibe around both teams heading into Sunday’s London derby at Emirates Stadium.
With a win at home, Arsenal can go level with its rivals on points. Considered to be on the hot seat for some time, manager Mikel Arteta’s positivity has seemingly paid dividends: He now has once-injured players back in their starting roles alongside new acquisitions that are already making an impression. That has led to two shutout wins in a row in the Premier League, and advancement to the Round of 16 of the Carabao Cup.