Posted on Nov 16, 2017 by ADMIN

Arsenal v Spurs Preview – The best team and best bet

Tottenham make the short trip across North London to take on Arsenal this weekend in the Premier League. A win for the hosts will see the Gunners move to within a single point behind our rivals, and bookmakers are struggling to split the pair. Arsenal’s home advantage sees them slightly shorter in the win-draw-win market, but you feel this could be a tough task.

Our side hasn’t hit top form yet this season, while our rivals have been consistently winning the majority of their matches, but I feel that our performance against Manchester City proves that our players are really up for the big games this year.

I’m predicting that we will manage to make home advantage count and come away with a much needed win, but with Lacazette having been saved to punish our rivals in the second half in big matches, I like the 9/1 (10.0) odds on offer with Grosvenor Casinos for an Arsenal win from a losing position.

Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud are doubts for the upcoming NLD, but we are expected to welcome Danny Welbeck and Shkodran Mustafi back into contention, and depending on their condition, they could well be thrown straight into the starting line-up.

Predicted XI:

Cech
Koscielny/Mustafi  Mertesacker  Monreal
Bellerin  Xhaka  Ramsey  Kolasinac
Ozil  Alexis
Welbeck

Welbeck will be a huge boost to our squad if he does manage to prove his fitness for the big game, and he will cause Tottenham plenty of trouble in attack, and will more than likely make way for Lacazette to make a big impact from the bench as he did versus City.

I’ll go with a 2-1 win for our boys, with the French striker nabbing the winner from the bench.

Will Wenger make me wrong and start our club record signing? Does Welbeck deserve to start if fit? Are the bookies being generous offering bigger than evens on a home win?

Pat J

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13 thoughts on “Arsenal v Spurs Preview – The best team and best bet

  1. Arsenal4Life

    4312 Ospina – Bellerin Koscielny Mustafi Kolasinac- Wilshere Coquelin Ramsey – Ozil – Welbeck Lacazette

    Cech on the bench and I won’t play Sanchez anymore. Give Maitland-Niles and Nelson a chance!

    1. Kenny Rolfe

      At the time of this post you’re surprisingly 3 thumbs to 0 down, I feel if we’ve got any chance of success in this fixture we’ve got to play our best team on paper and hope they do it on the day. I like the system you’ve picked with a back four and I like the fact you’ve put Jack in the midfield, the only changes I’d make is Cech for Ospina Sanchez for Welbeck, Kola in for Ramsey and Monreal to revert to his left back position where I think we’ve missed him all season and getting behind the defence with he’s little one two’s.
      433 Cech Bellerin Koscielny Mustafi Monreal Wilshere Coquelin Kola Sanchez Laca Ozil, maybe Ramsey for Coq but I’m not a Ramsey lover

  2. Summerbreez

    I dont know if any of you follow Arsenal fan tv but I will go on the record and support DT and in that If I was Mr Wenger I would use the derby to get the signature of sanchez and ozil if they dont commit to Arsenal they have no business in playing in the derby We got many players are true and true Arsenals Maitland-Niles and Chuba Akpom and Nelson after all Arsenal is a big club with many players so let us give a chance to our young guns to prove their Arsenal worth

    1. Kenny Rolfe

      I like your principals Summerbreez but d’you think putting so many youngsters in a North London Derby is a good idea

      1. summerbreez

        I would put Maitland-Niles in the midfield in a 442 he has got pace along with ramsey wilsher and Xhaka with welbeck and Lacazzate up front and have Chuba Akpom on the bench along side elneny coq monreal holding iwobi but to be honest I have my own game plan and not wengers I would want our midfield to be in their faces dominating the game frustrating them I need a win nothing else but a win but then thats me

  3. Kedar Damle

    I would have gone for 4-3-3 formation…
    Cech
    Bellerin Koscielny Mustafi Kolasinac
    Ramsey Xhaka Wilshere

    Iwobi Lacazzate Welbeck

    I won’t go for Sanchez and Ozil…. We want hardworking players these games… One can say Sanchez is Hard working but his mind is already on City… I would revert back to flat 4

  4. King

    Cech
    Bellerin Mustafi Monreal Kolasinac
    Ramsey Wilshere Xhaka
    Iwobi Lacazete Alexis

    Play back 4.
    koscielny & Giroud Injured.
    Sub: Ozil, Coq, Walcott, Welbeck, Mert, Niles, Holding, Chambers, Elneny

  5. Ackshay

    if kos and mustafi are good to go we have to play a back 5 as our midfield will get overrun with 2 or 3 players. our best back 5 with bellerin, koscielny,mustafi,monreal and kolasinac with ramsey and coquelin in front of them. i thought coq played a good match against city, some key interventions to stop dangerous attacks. xhaka will just get eaten.

    i was suprised to see ozil stats this season considering he has looked average in pretty much every match i’ve watched but 3.3 key passes per game is world class delivery. Yes stats can be exaggerated like number of passes, dribbles but key passes= key passes, you either give someone an opportunity to score or you dont. it cannot be made up, his workrate and attitude is still bad though. only 2 assist out of 30 key passes points out we are still wasting good chances in front of goal.

    1. Ackshay

      bonus facts lacazette has 6 goals with 22 shots= 27% conversion rate, better than kane and ramsey is having a good season both attack and defense, at this rate will finish with 10 goal and 10 assist and 2.8 interception/tackles per match.

  6. Jeremy

    There is no better time for Lacazette to integrate into the team than now.

    To rush Welbeck into such important matches after just getting back to fitness.

    Ozil and Sanchez don’t deserve to be in the team if they are not interested at all. It’s just a waste of space on the field.

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