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Arsenal vs. Tottenham Hotspur 2016: game time, TV channels, and how to watch the North London Derby online

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It’s the NORF LONDOHN DARBY

Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal - Premier League Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images

Arsenal vs. Tottenham Hotspur. Right vs. left. Red vs. blue. It’s one of the biggest and most intense rivalries in all of European soccer. The two clubs’ stadiums are only four miles apart, but separated by a chasm of rivalry, color, and mutual dislike. The North London Derby means something even when the teams are far apart in terms of table position and ability, and means even more when they’re both competing for a place near the top of the table.

But you wouldn’t know it recently. Spurs are banged up and reeling after six consecutive winless games. True, they haven’t yet lost in the league, but they also have only scored three total goals in the past six matches. Their offense has seemingly dried up after injuries to Toby Alderweireld, Erik Lamela, Mousa Dembele, and Harry Kane. Of the four, only Kane is expected back for this match, which is of itself a bit of a Christmas miracle, since after he injured his ankle against West Brom that’s when many fans expected to see him.

Having Kane back is a huge boost to this Spurs side, but it may not be a panacea. Arsenal are flying, winners of 10 of their last 11 games. They have all the momentum and the home field advantage today. They also have players hurt — Hector Bellerin is expected to play today but they could be without Per Mertesacker, Danny Welbeck, Santi Cazorla, and Nacho Monreal. Even so, most neutral observers expect the Gunners to roll over Spurs today.

But never mind that. Here’s the thing about the Derby: it’s about emotion. Sometimes the better team wins, but sometimes you chuck all that out the window and it becomes two intense rivals playing for pride and glory against their hated foes. We wouldn’t want it any other way.

COYS!

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How to Watch

Date/time: Sunday, November 6, 2016, noon (UK), 7:00 a.m. ET (USA)
Venue: Emirates Stadium, North London, UK
Official: Mark Clattenburg
TV: NBC Sports Network (USA), NBC Universo / Telemundo (USA - Spanish), BT Sport 1 (UK), TSN (Canada), Optus Sport (Australia), other listings at livesoccertv.com
Streaming: NBC Sports Live Extra (USA)
Radio: Audio streamed at tottenhamhotspur.com, also often at BBC Radio London, BBC Radio 5 Live, and TalkSport

Match thread rules:

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