Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Arsenal v Tottenham

BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson is tipping Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur to play out a 1-1 stalemate at The Emirates on Sunday afternoon

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery (Photo: Screengrab)

Mark Lawrenson believes that Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur will play out a 1-1 draw in the north London derby at The Emirates on Sunday afternoon.

Arsenal saw their perfect start to the new Premier League season come to an end at Anfield last weekend following a 3-1 loss to Liverpool FC.

The Gunners were thoroughly outplayed by Liverpool FC as Unai Emery’s diamond formation was exposed by Klopp’s full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson.

Tottenham suffered their first defeat of the 2019-20 Premier League season last weekend in front of their home supporters after a 1-0 loss to Newcastle United.

Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson is backing Arsenal and Tottenham to share the spoils at The Emirates on Sunday afternoon.

“What has happened to Tottenham? They are there with four points but they were totally unconvincing against Newcastle,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.

“We have mentioned Arsenal and I thought they were naive against Liverpool and I am sorry but a defence with David Luiz in it isn’t going to get you top three.

“The situation with Christian Eriksen is also very interesting. Daniel Levy, you would argue, has come out on top of every deal he has done but this looks like one he will lose out on.”

Arsenal signed six new players in the summer transfer window with the additions of Gabriel Martinelli, William Saliba, Dani Ceballos, Nicolas Pepe, Kieran Tierney and David Luiz.

Arsenal smashed their club transfer record to sign Pepe in a £72m deal from Lille.

Tottenham, like Arsenal, broke their transfer record to sign France international Tanguy Ndombele in a £52m deal from Ligue 1 side Lyon.

Arsenal haven’t lost to Tottenham at The Emirates in the Premier League since 2010.

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