You can’t get a bigger game than this for Arsenal fans. Not only do we want to beat the Spuds in their last game at White Hart Lane, but we can also put a spanner in their bid to catch Chelsea at the top of the Premiership, and even give ourselves an outside chance of still making the Top Four.
Defeat is unthinkable, but if it does happen it would turn a very bad season into a total disaster. We need Arsene Wenger to be at his very best tactically, and pick the perfect team to frustrate Tottenham and grab a goal or two on the break.
So who will Wenger pick for our third game in seven days? The good news is that Wenger is optimistic that Laurent Koscielny will pass a fitness test to keep his place at the heart of our new three-man defence. He said this morning: He said: “The uncertainty we have is about Koscielny. The news yesterday was positive. A chance to be available.”
So here is my prediction for a defensive line-up with fast breakaway possibilities….
Gabriel – Koscielny – Holding
The Ox – Coquelin – Xhaka – Monreal
Ozil – Alexis
I think Wenger will go with Giroud up front for the added height in the box, and I’m choosing Le Coq over Ramsey for his better defensive duties.
Who do you think Wenger will pick?