Arsenal aim to end six-game winless Premier League run vs

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Tottenham's Harry Kane has scored in all five of his Premier League games against Arsenal and has scored six goals total, including a brace in a 2-1 win at White Hart Lane on February 7, 2015.

"But he's played many games, Alexandre Lacazette".

Despite a series of injury problems, Tottenham head into the first North London derby of the season in confident mood.

Mike Dean will referee his seventh North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham on Saturday, the Premier League has confirmed.

Arsenal haven't won any of their last six Premier League meetings with Spurs (D4 L2) - their longest ever winless run against their rivals in league competition. After finishing behind Arsenal for 22 straight years many believe that the tide has turned in North London supremacy. That might not happen this season.

Victories over Real Madrid and Crystal Palace ahead of the worldwide break have left Mauricio Pochettino's side in a good position in both the Premier League and Champions League as they look to push on from their encouraging finishes to the past two campaigns.

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Arsenal are now 6th in the league and are four points behind their North London rivals who sit in third place. We must respect them.

"But Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen are not going anywhere in a hurry and they are moving into a new stadium in order to compete". "They were great (in the) Arsene Wenger era, and I think for us it's a massive challenge to stay there and to be competitive against a team that, in the last 20 years, wins more trophies than us".

Kane has scored in his last five games against Arsenal.

For the hosts, Olivier Giroud is expected to be absent due to a minor injury while Shkodran Mustafi and Danny Welbeck will be assessed having returned to training.

Arsenal's record signing has only completed 90 minutes once since his summer arrival but Wenger says there is no lack of trust.

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