Arsenal v Tottenham Confirmed Team News & Predicted Line-up

Arsenal will play host to our noisy neighbours later on today in the Super Sunday clash with Tottenham, and we have a full bill of health going into the match.

Granit Xhaka has completed his three-match ban and returns to the squad after his reckless two-footed challenge in the loss to Manchester City before the international break.

Mo Elneny also returns to availability after suffering a hamstring injury at the start of the month, although we wouldn’t be expect him to start this weekend.

Predicted Arsenal XI:

Ramsdale
Tomiyasu White Gabriel Tierney
Partey Xhaka
Pepe Odegaard Saka
Auba

As much as I would love to see us carry on with Partey and Odegaard in the deeper role, which also allows Emile Smith Rowe to start also, I’m near certain that Arteta will bring Xhaka straight back into the side.

The other big question mark is whether the manager will bring Bernd Leno back in, with him reported to have promised that he would return for this matchup, but with the form Ramsdale is in I simply can’t accept that he will now lose his spot at such a crucial time.

I feel like this team would get the job done with Spurs struggling at present, but we cannot take anything for granted knowing that their players will be self-motivated for a result today.

Patrick

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23 Comments

  1. Declan says:

    Sambi in for Xhaka and Pepé and Saka switching wings and we are good to go. Another reason we need to win 3-1 today is that I only got one measly point yesterday in the prediction league!

    1. Arsenaler says:

      Niles be perfect for Xhaka.

      Arteta will play Rowe anyhow…

    2. Matheus Sunday says:

      I dont know when ll MA reluse how bad is Xhaka in the team ….

      1. Matheus Sunday says:

        I dont know when ll MA realise how bad is Xhaka in the team , how much should he cost the team for him to realise this

  2. Y3mmxiii says:

    They will highly (Spurs)be motivated when Xhaka and Leno are being used for this game. Both these players become most vulnerable when pressed. We shall see.

  3. foreverinourshadows says:

    Play Xhaka, and we will struggle, own goal by Arteta playing the hapless useless Xhaka, why on earth would you play that fool. Not up for, not good enough

    1. Eddie says:

      What an amazing supporter and football fan you are.
      All of this abuse for a man with no idea you and I even exists.

  4. Val says:

    MA has not promised Leno a start in this game

    When it was reported over 2 weeks ago, MA came out on Sky sports and said that was not true.

    Please keep up to date

  5. Prof.Wenger says:

    Playing Xhaka is the biggest mistake MA can make, it’s a tricky one, he can be the best “which I doubt” or he can be as “usual”!

    I wouldn’t risk playing him .. I’d rather starting with Partey alone with the front players supporting him by getting back whenever the ball is with the opponent, starting with WSR and Ode as playmakers, Pepe and Saka on sides and Laca or Auba alone in front.

    Our 4 and Rams should stay the same!

    MA should be smart with his choices if he is planning to “stay”!

  6. Stephanie says:

    Im always up for a North London derby. COYG ❤

  7. Adam Buba says:

    For me, playing Xhaka and Partey will make a strong midfield and that will pave way for Odegaard to play Ozil’s way. But i will love to see Laca in this important game.

    #COYG💪

    1. Adam Buba says:

      North London is always Red.
      #COYG💪

  8. Phoenix Gunner says:

    Laca should replace auba, he will keep the spurs centre backs busy n also bring other players into play.
    Our January target or summer target should be Ivan toney. Man is a beast of a striker, he handle van dijk n matip well , winning 7 aerial duels.
    He make our forward complete.

  9. Daniel Skillz says:

    Am going in for ramsdale tierney tumiyaso gabriel ben lokonga niles saka pepe ordegaard auba

  10. Dan kit says:

    I would like to see Tavares given ago at left back ,Tierney as become too predictable,Tavares likes to cut in and looks to have a bit more pace about him .

    Xhaka snack which probably means he’s back into the side ,I would be shocked if he’s left out ,but obviously Arteta knows what he’s doing as are 13th place in the league backs that up .

    1. Kedar says:

      Tierney is too predictable because because MA only use has only tactic to go byline and cross even though we don’t have CF who could attack the ball

    2. Phenom says:

      I agree with u Dan, Nuno meess to have a go in this match. He possesses power, drive, pace and shoots as well.

  11. Reggie says:

    Xhaka swapped with Lakonga, Xhaka cant be trusted and Lacca with Auba, would make us more competitive. I think to get both ESR and Odergaard in Artetas team, Partey may stay as lone shield, so no Lakonga and ESR with Odergaard deeper. I wont be watching, i have more important family matters but COYG.

  12. Sue says:

    En route to the Emirates and the nerves have kicked in… COYG

    1. Kenya 001 says:

      Enjoy the game Sue, it’s only spurs . Hope you are treated to an Auba classic.

    2. Reggie says:

      Enjoy Sue!!!

  13. Phenom says:

    Xhaka shouldn’t come near the first IX. He puts pressure on our CB’s with his unnecessary back passes. He slows our build up and attracts unnecessary cards.

    Pepe should start from the left and get straight at Royal. Laca enjoys scoring against spurs.

  14. Sean Williams says:

    If we play Xhaka we will go backwards. and our pace and game will suffer. To keep repeating the same mistake is the sign of failure for every human being. We have won two games without Xhaka…..we do not need him. If Arteta plays Xhaka and goes to rely on this constantly repeated mistake……..which does NOT work then we are in BIG trouble. To slow the game down by playing Xhaka would be akin to insanity. My prayer is he gets nowhere near the pitch.

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