Both Arsenal and Tottenham need to come away with points when the two famed North London clubs square off at White Hart Lane.

Arsenal is coming off a disappointing draw against Liverpool, and need to start earning three points per game as opposed to one, as they chase Manchester United in the standings.

Wojciech Szczesny appeared to good form against the Reds, which is great news for Arsene Wenger, who has been snakebitten by injuries this season.

More good news on the injury front came recently, when Bacary Sagna was welcomed back to training. Sagna has a tough task tonight as he faces Gareth Bale, a rising world-class star.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp could use some much-needed scoring from Bale, who hasn't scored since New Year's day. Meanwhile, leading scorer Rafael Van der Vaart hasn't scored since early February.

Spurs are coming off a 1-0 loss to Real Madrid in Champions League at home. It was a lackluster match because Tottenham seemed resigned to bowing out after a 4-0 loss at Santiago Bernabeu.

There will be plenty of passion from Spurs tonight, facing their north London rival.

Arsenal and Tottenham usually promises for a quality match, as both clubs have a great deal of pride. But the Premier League standings trump the rivalry, as both teams have a lot to play for.

A win for Arsenal put the Gunners within four points of Manchester United. A win for Tottenham places Spurs even at fourth place with Manchester City.

Both teams have other clubs breathing down their necks. Tottenham has a four-point edge on Liverpool, while Chelsea is only two points back of Arsenal.

The last time these two teams played, the Gunners conceded three-unanswered goals as Spurs pulled off the stunning 3-2 win at Emirates Stadium.