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Arsenal
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Teams SPURS: Lloris; Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Dembele; Alli (Wanyama, 85), Eriksen, Son (Lamela, 70); Kane. ARSENAL: Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Elneny (Iwobi, 65), Xhaka (Wellbeck, 86); Mkhitaryan (Lacazette, 65), Wilshere, Ozil; Aubameyang.

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Hello everyone. Lunchtime cracker from the EPL today as North London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal clash at Wembley. Big game in the battle for European places as both teams look to arrange open top bus parades for their hopeful fourth placed finish. Here is the state of play before kick-off.

Alistair Sargent your eyes and ears this afternoon for this 5th vs 6th battle. Team news is in. Spurs stick with the tried and tested while Arsenal can count upon Petr Cech who went off last time out but are without last week's hat-trick hero Aaron Ramsey. Wilshere starts, as do new boys Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang. That's some score in scrabble that!

Teams heading out on to the Wembley surface. We're about 4 minutes away from kick-off. About time to make yourself a coffee but do hurry back.

Sounds a good atmosphere inside Wembley. Spurs have certainly found their feet a bit more this season than they did last season that is for sure. Anthony Taylor is the fella singled out to receive dogs abuse for his dubious eyesight this afternoon.

Away we go then.

1| Arsenal start on the front foot and Elneny clips a ball from 30 yards over the Spurs defence in the direction of Wilshere but it's too long and Lloris is out. Up the other end Alli gives chase to a long ball in to the right corner and hooks a ball in to the box which Koscielny clears at the near post. Good intent from both early on. This won't be 0-0.

3| Son breaks through a couple of challenges on the Spurs left and gets in to the box but Mustafi comes over and beats the South Korean to the break of the ball to clear. More good early attacking intent though. Pleasing. I'm hoping for a goal fest

4| Aubameyang gives chase in to the right hand channel, goes shoulder to shoulder with Sanchez and knocks the ball off the Spurs defender for a corner. In-swinger from Wilshere. Well headed clear at the front of the six yard box by Dele Alli though.

6| End to end stuff. Spurs break through Son again but once more Mustafi does well to hold him up. He checks back and picks out Alli at the edge of the box, crowd urge him to shoot but he goes wide to Trippier whose cross is blocked. Spurs come again down the other side and force a corner.