Arsenal face Harry Redknapp's Spurs on Wednesday night in the 143rd league meeting of the two sides. This season Arsenal.com will be identifying the key battles for the game. We will bring you all the statistics and information a fan could need so swot up now and come Saturday you will be impressing anyone who will listen with your new-found knowledge.
Denilson v Luka Modric
After shrugging off his back injury, Denilson could start alongside Cesc Fabregas in the Gunners’ engine room against Spurs. The Brazilian will come up against £16.5 million summer signing Luka Modric on Wednesday night as he embarks on life after Juande Ramos. The diminutive playmaker illuminated Euro 2008 and the Croatian has shown flashes of his trademark dribbling skills, completing three out of four in 569 minutes. Denilson has been the deadlier of the two though, with two goals and three assists in his eight appearances.
|Passes not completed||19||16|
|Shots on target||6||7|
|Shots off target||3||6|
William Gallas v Darren Bent
The summer departures of Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov meant that Darren Bent was handed the task of leading the Tottenham line on his own. Despite spending most of his career playing with a strike partner, the frontman has managed surprisingly well ploughing a lone furrow, notching an impressive four goals in nine appearances. William Gallas is assigned the task of shackling the 24-year-old at Emirates Stadium after racking up three tackles and 12 clearances so far this season.
|William Gallas||Darren Bent|
|Passes not completed||7||19|
|Shots on target||2||13|
|Shots off target||3||10|
Emmanuel Adebayor v Jonathan Woodgate
Emmanuel Adebayor’s match-winning impact at West Ham should see him start against Spurs on Wednesday night and he will find himself up against Jonathon Woodgate. The ex-Real Madrid stopper has endured an injury-ravaged career but has made a solid start to this season. Known for his composure at the back, Woodgate has a 50 per cent pass completion rate but has only managed one successful tackle so far. Adebayor took his season’s assist tally up to five and struck his fourth goal of the Premier League campaign at Upton Park. The Togolese is bang on form; Woodgate beware.
|Emmanuel Adebayor||Jonathan Woodgate|
|Passes not completed||9||17|
|Shots on target||12||2|
|Shots off target||17||2|