Tottenham Hotspur star Eriksen a near match for Arsenal's Mesut Ozil

Christian Eriksen playing for Denmark at Euro 2012

Playmakers are in form ahead of Arsenal's meeting with Tottenham in a fortnight's time.

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are both in form ahead of the North London derby in early November.

The two teams each recorded victories at the weekend in the Premier League, with just five points separating the two teams.

The performances of both Christian Eriksen and Mesut Ozil have been real plus points for the two rivals, and the game is already looking like a do-not-miss.

Ozil was named by BBC pundit Garth Crooks in his team of the week for his display in the 2-1 win over Everton, while Harry Redknapp picked Eriksen, in the team he selected for The Telegraph.

Really, there was not a great deal to choose between the two.

The statistics show Ozil and Eriksen put in near identical displays at the weekend, with the Dane influential in Tottenham's 5-1 win over Bournemouth.

  TeamWon TacklesInterceptions WonAerial Duels WonKey PassesAssistsGoalsTotalMins Played
Mesut Özil Arsenal 1 2 0 5 1 0 9 90
Christian Eriksen Tottenham 0 2 0 5 1 0 8 90

Both players created five goalscoring chances each, and one assist, with Ozil doing slightly more defensive work than his fellow playmaker.

Eriksen was signed for less than a third of the price Arsenal paid for the German international, and each player have shown their potential in flashes and over a short run of games, but are yet to put together a consistent season over their first two years at their respective clubs.

For the neutral the fact both players are in fine form ahead of the November 9 North London derby bodes well, and Arsene Wenger and Mauricio Pochettino will have to begin working out ways to try and stop each other's key link man from controlling the game.

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