Arsenal v Tottenham: Stats show 2015’s best striker will face this year’s best defence

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane will be tasked with beat Arsenal's mean defence at The Emirates

Russ Cane from Oulala
By Russ Cane from Oulala
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The north London derby is always a tasty affair but Sunday’s game includes an added ingredient that should make it a little more interesting.

Fantasy football game have taken a look at the weekend’s game between Arsenal and Tottenham and have revealed that the match will see 2015’s best striker go up against the year’s best defence.

In 2015, Spurs striker Harry Kane has scored the most Premier League goals of any player. His tally of 21 puts the 22-year-old three ahead of his nearest challenger, Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero, who has 18 this year.

Oulala’s stats show that three forwards have scored 15 each. Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud, Christian Benteke for both Aston Villa and new side Liverpool and this season’s top scorer, Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy.

Kane will be looking to continue his goal-scoring form for the year against 2015’s best defence, Arsenal.

The Gunners have conceded the fewest goals of any Premier League side during the calendar year, just 20. According to Oulala’s stats that’s six fewer than any other team. Manchester United have conceded 26 goals in 2015.

A further four back are Manchester City who have conceded 30 goals this year. The next best Premier League defences are Southampton who have conceded 31 goals in 2015 and Crystal Palace who have conceded 32 goals this year.

Kane has scored four goals in his last two Premier League game’s while Arsenal go into the game following a 5-1 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Arsenal were missing defensive duo Laurent Koscielny and Hector Bellerín against Munich through injury. Arsenal manager has stated that the centre-back has a small chance to feature on Sunday, while the right-back is a major doubt.

This infographic was supplied by Opta-powered fantasy football game

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