One of the big decisions that Arsene Wenger has to make as he gets Arsenal ready for the visit of Tottenham in Saturday’s late Premier League kick off is about who will start in the right back role. With our first choice French international Mathieu Debucky on the sidelines after ankle surgery, at least the boss has options.
Wenger could decide to go with either of the versatile midfielders Mathieu Flamini or Francis Coquelin, as both have played there for us before. It is much more likely, however, to be a choice between the two 19-year olds Calum Chambers and Hector Bellerin.
In the fierce atmosphere of a north London derby, the extra experience of the former Southampton player could tip the balance in his favour. Chambers is also the more solid of the two defensively and the spuds do have plenty of pace and ability in wide areas, with the likes of Chadli, Lamela, Lennon and Townsend.
But apart from their League Cup win over Nottingham Forest, the visitors have not won any of their recent games and are not exactly in full flow. It might be wise, therefore, to assume that Mauricio Pochettino will come with a plan to nullify Arsenal, in which case the extra pace and attacking threat from the young Spaniard could earn him the nod, especially if Wenger is planning to play the tireless Alexis Sanchez in front of him on the right.
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