Posted on November 17, 2017 by ADMIN

Arsenal v Spurs Match preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

The North London Derby is set to kick-off in tomorrow’s afternoon clash at the Emirates with Tottenham making the short trip to take on Arsenal. This crunch match in previous years would be all about keeping our bragging rights over our rivals, but we currently have a power struggle in North London, with the our rivals closing the gap on us domestically, albeit without any return of trophies.

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A win for the Gunners tomorrow would see us keep tabs on our top-four rivals, while also allowing us to move within a point of Spurs, who have enjoyed an impressive start to the campaign.

There has been a number of injury doubts over the past weeks coming into this match-up, but both sides appear to be nearing a full-strength squad of options being available, which should lead to a very interesting match, not that the NLD can usually be called a drab affair.

Our boys had doubts over the availability of Aaron Ramsey, Laurent Koscielny, Danny Welbeck and Shkodran Mustafi, but the quartet now look set to return to the playing squad this weekend, subject to late fitness tests for the latter duo, while Olivier Giroud and Rob Holding are already ruled out of the tie.

Tottenham have their own question marks to deal with, most notably over Harry Kane who himself will undergo a late test ahead of kick-off. Dele Alli, Hugo Lloris, Harry Winks, Erik Lamela and Michel Vorm are also to be looked at before the match, while Victor Wanyama and Toby Alderweireld are ruled out.

Predicted Arsenal XI:

Mustafi  Koscielny  Monreal
Bellerin  Xhaka  Ramsey  Kolasinac
Ozil  Sanchez

I would love to see Lacazette start this match, but the impact he made from the bench against Man City tells me Wenger may choose to utilize him similarly against our noisy neighbours, and with Welbeck possibly back in contention, his movement would cause huge problems to the Spurs defence.

Our performance against City proved that our players are well up for the dog-fight of these big games, and a similar performance paired with home advantage should see us through. I’m predicting a 2-1 win over Tottenham,

What are your predictions for the big game? Should Welbeck start over Lacazette if fit?

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10 thoughts on “Arsenal v Spurs Match preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

  1. Nayr

    prediction according to that team of yours

    arsenal 0-2 sp*rs

    prediction according to this team below

    koscienly mustafi monreal
    bellerin xhaka coquelin kolasinac
    ramsey sanchez

    1-0 win.

  2. redmau5

    we will win and wenger on the interview will say…

    Two plus two is four, minus one that’s three, quick maths
    Everyday man’s on the block, smoke trees
    See your girl in the park, that girl is a uckers
    When the ting went quack-quack-quack, you man were ducking

  3. tatgooner

    4 1 loss.
    Lacazette comes on and scores a consolation but Eriksen scores a cracker to restore spurs 3 goal lead.

  4. ThirdManJW

    Spurs should win this as we’ve been awful in the tough fixtures this season, winning none, and only scoring one goal, but I think a score draw, 2-2.

    When you consider how bad the trio of Ozil, Xhaka, and Ramsey have been in central midfield, Wilshere might as leave if he doesn’t start this game.

  5. Yossarian

    I reckon 2-2, provided we have a sensible team selection with no funny-business putting players out-of-position.

    Lacazette has to start. If they don’t have Harry Kane then we might be in with a chance to nick it.

  6. goro

    i am really nervous for this game.
    If Sanchez and Ozil are not fully committed,
    and playing in 2nd gear, i’d rather them be left out of the squad, not even on the bench.
    respect the shirt and badge, show some fight …

  7. Break-on-through

    Lacazette will start, that could’ve been some of the thinking behind the decision not to play him in the first 11, a players confidence can only get knocked so much by missing out on one start. It’s not the thinking I would expect to be used but I can’t deny that Arsene might have had a few reasons for making that decision, one was always an uphill task with or without, two ..the tiring legs part almost came to fruition, three ..if we’d gotten blitzed and he started it might effect anyone’s next game. It was a bad decision but we need to say these things before the game, otherwise you’re not being true.

    He’s the most clinical player we’ve had in a long time, he maybe even the most. We need to create good openings for him, also half chances rather than trying to give him an open goal to pass into. Let him test the GK, let him scare defenders, I love his concentration levels and how he has one thing on his mind.

    Arsene, someone who has his ear – can you please tell Arsene he needs to try and make changes before the actual damage is done. Soon as you start sensing the tide coming do something to push it back FGS, it’s like he freezes and is sat there hoping like a fan hopes when he has the actual ability to try something.

  8. Rkw

    2 a piece if Kane is playing … Stand a chance if not … But Sadly wenger will continue with the most uncreative midfield we have had in years which will struggle despite their’ s being no better

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