Arsenal meet Tottenham for the 144th time on Sunday afternoon with that 4-4 draw at Emirates Stadium still reasonably fresh in the memory. 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 Sunday you will be impressing anyone who will listen with your new-found knowledge.

Jonathan Woodgate

Player Profile - Robin van Persie

Jonathan Woodgate v Robin van Persie
After starting the goalless draw with West Ham on the bench, Robin van Persie could return to the starting line-up for Sunday’s trip to the Lane. The Dutchman is bang in form and sits atop Arsenal’s Premier League goalscoring charts with nine goals, as well as seven assists, in 20 appearances. His opponent on Sunday could be cultured centre half Jonathan Woodgate who boasts a 67 per cent passing accuracy and has won nine of his 15 challenges to date. He has however already been breached by Van Persie this season, when he scored Arsenal’s third goal in the 4-4 draw on October 26.

WOODGATE V VAN PERSIE
  Jonathan Woodgate Robin van Persie
Appearances 21 20
Minutes played 1810 1556
Assists 0 7
Clearances 36 4
Successful dribbles 1 6
Unsuccessful dribbles 6 4
Goals scored 0 9
Complete passes 86 75
Incomplete passes 42 39
Shots on target 2 32
Shots off target 6 38
Woodwork struck 1 4
Tackles lost 6 9
Tackles won 9 3
 

Aaron Lennon

Player Profile - Gael Clichy

Aaron Lennon v Gael Clichy
The scorer of Tottenham's equaliser in October, Aaron Lennon, is likely to feature on Sunday - possibly on the right wing. The rapid winger has played across the midfield this term, racking up almost 75 per cent shooting accuracy and notching two goals. His direct opponent on Sunday could be Gael clichy who has been almost ever present on the left of Arsenal's defence this term. The Frenchman has won 13 tackles this year in addition to completing an incredible 118 passes, the most in the Arsenal squad this season.

LENNON V CLICHY
  Aaron Lennon
Gael Clichy
Appearances 24 24
Minutes played 1543 2034
Assists 2 0
Successful crosses 8 4
Unsuccessful crosses 29 18
Successful dribbles 18 13
Unsuccessful dribbles 16 12
Goals scored 2 1
Complete passes 79 118
Incomplete passes 57 72
Shots off target 7 2
Shots on target 20 4
Tackles lost 6 8
Tackles won 11 13
 

Vedran Corluka

Player Profile - Samir Nasri

Vedran Corluka v Samir Nasri
A number of sturdy performances have seen Vedran Corluka claim the right-back spot as his own this season. Spurs’ recent acquisition of Pascal Chimbonda might put his place under threat but a 75 per cent tackling success rate will make Harry Redknapp’s selection decision a tough one. If Corluka plays he is almost certain to face Samir Nasri on the left of Arsenal’s midfield. With over 75 per cent in both the dribbling and shooting stakes, Samir will give whoever he faces a tough time on Sunday afternoon.

CORLUKA V NASRI
  Vedran Corluka Samir Nasri
Appearances 21 19
Minutes played 1854 1540
Assists 1 2
Clearances 36 4
Successful dribbles 7 21
Unsuccessful dribbles 8 6
Freekicks 19 12
Goals scored 0 5
Complete passes 99 83
Incomplete passes 55 50
Shots off target 2 5
Shots on target 2 21
Tackles lost 5 14
Tackles won 15 6
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