Official Arsenal team to face Tottenham and live stream update

The first North London derby of the 2019/20 season and it will be a classic if last year’s game is anything to go by.

Both Arsenal and Tottenham enter the game on the back of defeats and neither team will want to go into the international break with two consecutive losses to their name.

There has been a lot of pre-game speculation as to what team Unai Emery would put out, would this be the game that we get to see Aubameyang, Pepe and Lacazette start at the same time? Would Chambers replace Luiz and who will the boss go with in the middle of the park?

Well, the wait is over, this is the team that Emery has decided to go with.

So, Pepe, Aubameyang and Lacazette do start together but that midfield gives serious cause for concern, Guendouzi and Xhaka again, hope Emery knows what he is doing playing those two together again.

It is good that Torreira starts, Tottenham will fear him and the defence is the same as the one that faced Liverpool last Saturday.

Overall the team looks satisfactory, would have looked great if Xhaka was not there but you cannot get everything you want.

The game is live in the UK on pay-tv channel Sky Sport and kicks off at 16.30 UK time.

Links will be put in the comments where to watch the game live and free so keep checking in.

Also, if you go to the official Arsenal website you will be able to get live commentary text.

189 Comments

  1. Alee says:

    Please who knows Emery’s dealer? The guy is giving him some bad kush. Where is the creativity in this team?

    1. Bsquared Kagoro says:

      Guys get use to it. Emery will always start Xhaka once he is fit. The attack looks Owkk though. Will even have preferred Ozil to Xhaka in that midfield. I pray we win, any kind of win. COYG

    2. kenyanfan says:

      He must have a mental or phycological problem. When a coach is this defensive in a game that we need to score then it raises questions. Please no one should blame our attackers. We can all see we are playing with 3 DM and not a player who can provide assists to them. We at home yet we can’t unlock our out and out attacking game. What if we were away? God help us. We’re doomed. Emery is a fraudster

    3. Kay says:

      I was thinking the same thing. Even if we win this match, at this point, I like to agree with those who had earlier said that Emery is not the man for the job. The guy seems to have no clue. 3DM and not even a creative midfielder.

  2. Olaitan Kayode says:

    This midfield will be as slow as snail. No creative player at all. Why should Emery always be defensive minded. Why not put Cabellos in place of either Gwen or Xhaka

    1. Zulazly says:

      Xhaka is fantastic player. He is 1st choice wherever he goes, Switzerland, German and England even national team.

  3. arsenal314 says:

    Where’s the creativity gonna come from?

  4. Gunaboy says:

    It’s official, Xhaka is Emery’s cousin

    1. Thommogun58 says:

      Wife?

  5. Dan kit says:

    16-30 kick Martin ?

    1. Admin Martin says:

      Yeah, my bad, thanks

      1. Phrelymh says:

        The front 3 are good but can be ineffective with the mid we have. No creativity.

  6. Sue says:

    PAL ? Torreira ? COYG

    1. Pat says:

      Hi baby, I was very nervous before the game and now it’s worse because we have set up in a way that suits Tottenham’s attack and defence. I just hope for the best.

  7. gotanidea says:

    Emery has opted to play cautiously again, by not starting Ceballos, Willock or Ozil:

    ………………………Leno
    Maitland-Niles . Sokratis . Luiz . Kolasinac
    ……………………..Xhaka
    ……………Torreira ……….. Guendouzi
    Pepe ……………………………… Aubameyang
    …………………….Lacazette

    1. Pablomoney says:

      The man is clueless, all attckers on the bench, the best we can get with Emery is top4 and nothing more

  8. Olaitan Kayode says:

    Alee. Emery is not the man to take us forward. The only reason we are better now isnt bcos of the coach.but bcos we hv better players than the last few ones we had under Arsene

    1. Loose Cannon says:

      True this man needs to go tomorrow.Parking the bus at home? Seven defence minded players,expect the ball to move from back to midfield to back.Will not be surprised ifSpurs win 1-0 or 2-1.

      1. Loose Cannon says:

        I was right Xhaka on the team sheet means we are 1 down.Emery out after the match.Raul please do the needful and sack the man.

  9. Viju Jacob says:

    What is Emery smoking? Does he not know what the entire world thinks and sees? What a miserable midfield combination, for chrissakes!?
    Guendozi-Xhaka-Torreira, with Õzilz Ceballos & Willock in the bench, for crying out loud.
    God help us.

    1. Dan kit says:

      We get PAL but no creativity behind which is a worry

      1. Viju Jacob says:

        Precisely Dan, we got the engine but no driver.

        1. Kedar says:

          Very True
          Ceballos should have been there..

  10. arsenal314 says:

    Emery is taking Arsenal nowhere…he could win today…but won’t take us far.we are at home for crying out loud.why play PAL without supply?

  11. kev says:

    No excuses this time around.The team chosen is more than good enough to beat Spurs even if some would prefer some one or two changes.PAL also start and I’m willing to see how Aubameyang will fair on the wing because Sanchez starts at RB and is generally good at one vs ones.
    I’ll also be interested in seeing how Guendouzi performs because I think Willock is better at what we want Guendouzi to do.AMN is also one I’m interested in seeing because he crap drop a 9 or 0 over ten in the same match

    1. gotanidea says:

      Aubameyang sucked as an LW

      I bet we’ll more actions on Pepe’s and Maitland-Niles’ side

      1. gotanidea says:

        *see more actions

    2. Lenohappy says:

      God bless you keV I was actually thinking the same thing, like you said though some might want Ceballos to play instead of guendouzi but seriously this team is good enough to beat toth, the player has no excuse this time.

      1. kev says:

        I completely agree.Any loss today will be because we weren’t up to it rather than poor team selection from Emery.I don’t even want to dream of Spurs beating us at home in the EPL

    3. Kay says:

      Agree with your point, however, no creative midfielder to feed PAL. It means they will have to go to the back to get ball for goals by themselves. O don’t agree with the team selection.

  12. mayert says:

    This coach is a gambler. No creative player in the team.

    1. ahmad says:

      I’d say he is a loser! No guts what so ever!

  13. RSH says:

    A lot of responsibility being put on our forwards. No creativity in the midfield so we’ll be depending on our front 3 linking up almost exclusively. That midfield produced a total of 4 assists last season. 2 from Xhaka, 2 from Torriera, zero from Guendouzi. If Emery is going for a hard working, high press midfield, then again Xhaka looks out of place in this lineup. Emery needs to get this right, so lets again hope he knows what he is doing here. At least he did the obvious thing and unleashed PAL.

    1. kev says:

      This team is more than good enough to beat to Spurs.I would never start Xhaka in any match but looking at the overall team it’s good enough to beat them.
      I don’t think there cam be excuses today

      1. RSH says:

        Agree Kev, it should still be enough and the players have to produce and I still expect a win. Emery’s intentions in midfield just truly puzzle me, but PAL starting should give us the edge, and although it’s not my preferred midfield, they should still be able to get the job done.

  14. gotanidea says:

    My two favorite non-Gunner wingers produced today

    Iwobi scored with a powerful header

    Whereas Adama Traore assisted his teammate with a great cross, after man-handling Lucas Digne and dribbling past him

  15. 06fan says:

    Mr tinkerman has done it again! Where is the creativity in this team? Anyways good luck to the boiz. COYG!

  16. Rob says:

    Can someone please explain, in football terms and not abusive comments, why granit xhaka’s name is first on the team sheet. 2 different managers but both persist in selecting him. I cannot fathom what he brings to the team ahead of our other midfielders.

    1. gotanidea says:

      Because he is:

      – Obedient and always follows Wenger’s/ Emery’s orders

      – Tall, strong and not afraid to foul the opponents

      – Discipline in keeping his position, but we perceive this as his lack of mobility

      – Excellent passer

      – Vocal in the pitch and he speaks good English

      1. Joe says:

        You got it right.
        Also, he is a natural born leader

      2. Rob says:

        You forgot to add

        – liability

        – will do something daft every match that leads to a goal

  17. Gizzle says:

    Links for streaming please

    1. MadHatter says:

      Hesgoal should have it ?

  18. Barbie1945 says:

    is ozil even on the bench today ?.

    1. RSH says:

      Martinez, Ceballos, Nelson, Chambers, Miki, Ozil, Willock

  19. S.J says:

    Pretty good selection. If things don’t go well Emery should act fast and change Xhaka for Ceballos and Guendouzi for Willock that is if either of them are not playing well.

    I expect lots of goals in this match I hope we come out with more goals.

  20. kenyanfan says:

    Atleast Willock did not start this game but am worrying we playing 4:3:3 plain midfielders

  21. ramterta says:

    no skills mobipity or movement in midfield.
    our players can easily be overrun

  22. Declan says:

    I was hoping Willock and Ceballos would start but at least ALP are starting.

  23. El kaissi says:

    Xhaka Guendozie!!! This is madness

    1. GB says:

      Xhaka is madness. Gwen Dozy is there on merit.

      1. Guendozi is a headless chicken. Utterly useless.

  24. Declan says:

    Iwobi scores again…. and is above us?

  25. NONNY says:

    You guys get pal and torriera yet still complaining what is wrong with us, maybe we should be voting for team line-up for every match

    1. Phrelymh says:

      Torriera is good but we need creativity, somebody to feed the strikers

  26. gotanidea says:

    If Arsenal win, Emery will take the credits for the dubious player selection

    If Arsenal lose, Emery will take all the blames for the same reason

    1. Declan says:

      And that’s the way it should be, it’s either a master stroke by him or a fùck up!

      1. Thommogun58 says:

        Q
        I suspect the latter declan

    2. RSH says:

      results based business

  27. Uchman says:

    Is pure madness to start ghendouzi ahead of ozi in a number 10, we r becoming diabolic to watch and the coach is not helping matters, BTW the talentless, useless,average good for nothing iwobi 2 starts for Everton 2 goals, while the super and amazingly talented Ries nelson is yet to complete a dribble for us what abjoke!

    1. NONNY says:

      I will take guenduozi over ozil any day

      1. Phrelymh says:

        When it comes to creativity Ozil is ahead of Guendouzi

  28. Sip says:

    I’m done with Emery. Every single game, particularly big games, he
    fails to pick our best lineup.

    No creativity in this 11.

  29. Bsquared Kagoro says:

    Admin pls why is my comment always placed on awaiting moderation? Its not nice

  30. MadHatter says:

    Not exactly the lineup I’d have gone with but one that’s still enough to do the job ?

    As I said in previous thread (4 things Arsenal must get right) our starting 9 plus 2.
    Xhaka and Guendouzi are playing the 2 positions we have a bit of depth in so could have been any….. even us fans can’t decide the starting two in those positions lol….. COYG….. 4-1 to us if you please ?

  31. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    No worry. Arsenal trio midfielders of Torreria, Xhaka & Guandouzi have the capacity to create goals scoring opportunities for PAL to score. Let’s not forget that when AMN and the Tank wing back down the channels they too will also provide goals scoring opportunities for PAL to score a well. So let no condemnation of Emery and Xhaka be done. But us Gooners be on our knees praying for a favourable outcome of the match to Arsenal.

  32. Ackshay says:

    Although I would prefer 1 creative mid in the 3 mid with the front 3 having no defensive responsibilities and kolasinac AMN playing high up the pitch we need a compact mid to stay back.

  33. Declan says:

    People, the biggest debate today is ALP or PAL?
    I say ALP as it’s Aubameyang on the left and Pepé on the right with Lacazette in the middle, hence ALP.
    What you say? ?

    1. MadHatter says:

      What about the LAPs we’ll be doing when we win? ??

    2. gotanidea says:

      PAL coz Phil keeps mentioning it

      Probably because it rhymes with his first name

  34. lol says:

    The team is selected and it’s final.

    Whine and bitch all you want. It changes nothing.

    Buckle up and support the team! COYG!

  35. Aj says:

    Can someone please send me a link for the match?

    1. Hilary says:

      Yes please?

  36. Sideways pass galore!

  37. Joe says:

    Pretty high press from arsenal right from kick off

  38. Kedar says:

    What a crap goal keeping
    Such a crap

  39. My goodness Luiz is 10X worse than Mustafi!

    1. Kedar says:

      Leno was worst with save

    2. Eddie says:

      Stop being biased… wtf does Luis has to do with the goal?
      the criminal there is Sokratis.
      What was he doing up field when Xhaka already jumped for the ball?

      1. Kedar says:

        Spot on Sokratis and Leno were the Culprit…

  40. GunneRay says:

    Sokratis you muppet!

    Pushing too far forward and then jogging back?

  41. Eddie says:

    Kolasinac already fumbled our chance to get a goal.. and Emery chose him over Monreal?

    1. Sip says:

      Monreal is gone.

      1. Eddie says:

        I meant, Emery chose to let Monreal go and keep kolasinac?
        And look at how poor our midfield is, can’t control the ball

        1. Sip says:

          got you. Agree. I would pick Monreal any day over Kol.

  42. I says:

    Allowing Monreal to leave when you know that Kolasinac is the only available LB for 4 at the back formation is like giving free kicks in dangerous areas.

  43. Loki says:

    The goal was sokratis mistake.

    He went on for the header despite Xhaka being there, space opened up…. Luiz left his position.

    Leno made sure Sokratis and Luiz don’t look like the biggest fool on the pitch.

    1. Sip says:

      We have two CD who make horrible decisions and today we have a lame midfield.

    2. GunneRay says:

      Agree. Total amateur mistake!!

      Brain dead..

  44. Aj says:

    Please any links for the match?

  45. Loki says:

    Leno make ammends with that save.

  46. Bur says:

    We have two plebs in midfield not good no good, pathetic. Both slow as each other.

  47. Ackshay says:

    Sokratis messed up when he got attracted by the ball thus leaving luiz alone. Guendouzi having a good match as the box to box mid

  48. Ackshay says:

    Aubameyang looking deadly on the wing. Dribbling more and more involved in the build up.

  49. S says:

    Lol. Only took them 25 years to start bragging that they’re finally better than us. Might as well get used to it.

  50. What is it with Enery bloomin diamond last week and this week no creative midfielder. All well and good having ALP on the pitch but do we need guendiuzi torreira and xhaka.
    Play guendouzi and torreira with cebalos at 10.

  51. Dan the cannon says:

    Wish I supported bury. Would be so much less painful

  52. Sue says:

    What an underwhelming half of football…..

  53. Kedar says:

    Torreira and Lacazette is only fighting…

  54. manoj says:

    WTF Luiz , worst ball control

  55. Kedar says:

    Hopefully in 2nd half we will turnaround this deficit…

  56. John0711 says:

    I could say xhaka is awful but what’s the point he’s been no different for 3 years

  57. ramterta says:

    the only positive is that the referee looks to be on our side

  58. majo says:

    Xhaka concedes penalty

  59. Kedar says:

    Wow
    Kane will score 10 in 10 for Totteringham…

  60. Olaitan Kayode says:

    Emery is Xhaka’s Gay partner. I am sure of that

  61. manoj says:

    Leno always spills

  62. John0711 says:

    Wow that was apt

    Emery out and take xhaka with u

  63. Loki says:

    Xhaka Xhaka Xhaka

    1. Loki says:

      Transfer window is still open.

      Get rid of Xhaka

  64. RSH says:

    And this is why it was bad news Chelsea and United dropped points. Arsenal NEVER win after our rivals drop points. I should really start betting on this stuff because it’s so predictable, and I’m not even angry because I expect this stuff to happen.

  65. Raja Danish says:

    sack emery and his son xhaka

  66. Kedar says:

    Our PAL are completely impotent…

  67. That’s that then over by half time!!
    I like Ebert enthusiasm but he hasn’t a clue how to pick a team from a squad if players.
    Mf lacking.

  68. Abel says:

    Well done Unai. Singlehandedly tanking Arsenal’s season.

  69. Eddie says:

    Where are those guys who keep defending Emery and his selections?
    You know the worst part?
    Next match, Xhaka will be first on the list.
    And some people are blond to this fact from last season?
    Chose to stay blind over the tactics of this guy?

    1. Skills1000 says:

      Bad midfield. bad manager

    2. Pat says:

      Eddie Ozil was not his type of player, he hasn’t bought all these players, he is a good manger. Am so sad. Second half!!

      1. Eddie says:

        Pat I don’t get worked up anymore, you know why? I saw all this bullshít since last season and I didn’t keep shut about it.
        I’ll advise you and Sue to lower your expectations and save yourselves the heartache.
        We have the chance to come back from this, thanks to Lacazette’s goal

  70. Skills1000 says:

    Xhaka should never play for us again.

  71. RSH says:

    There’s not excuse for not winning this match. Let’s be real here, Emery has no idea what he’s doing and a better manager can do far better with these players.

    1. RSH says:

      I’ve given Emery the benefit of the doubt a bit, but I’m fed up at this point. We should be so much better than this and I’m simply not seeing the progress.

  72. Pat says:

    Am sorry with a bleeding heart am saying this Emery doesn’t know what he is doing. He is not a good manager and he is not talking us anywhere. Our defensive tactics are rubbish, the team is not balanced. He has made a selection that suits Tottenham to a T. Shocking!!! Just after a miserable Liverpool performance.

    1. Sue says:

      Oh Pat… what a week we’ve had.. last week was dreadful enough & now losing to these tools… I’m so gutted, i could cry… at least half of your household is happy ?

      1. Pat says:

        Sweetheart, I only managed to watch, and I cannot believe the dread of seeing us play like this. Honestly I just can hardly watch. Pat isn’t make noise because he knows I will loose my cool.?

        1. Sue says:

          Haha i don’t blame him, or he’ll be up against it ?

  73. Sue says:

    I should have known.. all this BS talk about how the spuds haven’t won at the Emirates in however mamy, just knew it was gonna be their day, the stats are always re-written where we’re concerned. Xhaka had better be sold tomorrow, i never want to see that donkey play for us ever again! Tw*t

  74. avenger says:

    Xhaka and Emery are a disgrace poor Arsenal we dont deserve this

  75. avenger says:

    Xhaka and Emery are a disgrace we do not deserve this

  76. RSH says:

    Thank you LACA!!! My goodness, what a terrible first half!

  77. Dan the very angry cannon says:

    Right seriously what the hell is our set up. I’m so angry, I’m going to kick the dog. I don’t even have a dog but I’m that angry I’m going to knock on the neighbours door and kick his. How can we have a defensive midfield that is practically non existent and not protecting the back. Emery best change it up at half time, get some creativity in there cos the defence isn’t working at all.

  78. gotanidea says:

    Leno made two terrible saves and two excellent ones. Sokratis, Luiz, Torreira and Xhaka didn’t do well either

    Emery should have kept Ceballos, Willock and Guendouzi in the starting line-up, but he chose to be overly cautious again

    1. RSH says:

      I just dont feel like there a “method to the madness” with his selections. Can somebody explain Xhaka’s role on the pitch today? Even Torriera is not in his usual role and is much more advance. Guendouzi just has license to run around and do whatever. No cohesion anywhere, defense and midfield seem like separate parts of the team. Sokratis, braindead, and the goal is his fault. This is NOT a good CB partnership and needs changing. Only positives are our front three can create chances. Mostly through their own skills and not because of any sort of great team play.

      1. gotanidea says:

        Xhaka is there to be the watching tower, yet he failed to sweep Tottenham’s attacks

        1. RSH says:

          Does he ever in any game though? He’s another player that in theory , you want him to do a certain job well, but he never does.

  79. Gogo says:

    Emery is a stupid coach period

    1. Pat says:

      ?. Gogo I thought I will not laugh.

      1. Mobella says:

        I can remember myself, Eddie, you and few others saying Emery couldn’t take us anymore last season. Even if we win Emery still need to be criticize for lack of ideas as it is all players doing. This should not be about who is right or wrong but I hope Nonny is enjoying this….: it is criminal that Spurs is 2 nil up at Emirate at half time

  80. Raja Danish says:

    lacazette you beauty

    1. gotanidea says:

      Only Lacazette and Guendouzi have the balls and work very hard in this game

      The others, including Pepe, are clueless

      1. RSH says:

        Pepe has been fine. Two GREAT opportunities he couldve had if his teammates could play a decent bloody ball over the top. Assisted the goal as well (though a lot down to Laca’s touches), and has two decent shots on target as well.

  81. Ackshay says:

    The players went crazy after the rose handball was not given. They would have exploded if lacazette did not score.

  82. Loki says:

    And to Think about it… Emery didn’t select Laca in last match against Liverpool

    Will never understand Emerys selection policy.

  83. Barbie1945 says:

    xhaka is a bloody swiss roll !.

  84. OZGooner says:

    Keep the faith!! Goal makes a big difference going into half time.we are getting destroyed on the countee though are cb are quick enough to hold a high line

    1. OZGooner says:

      Arnt

  85. Wolf says:

    Celballos on for Xhaka 2nd half and hopefully he’ll be sold before the end of the game. What a twat he is as is our manager

  86. Aligunners says:

    Emery is never an upgrade on Wenger
    He must be sack for his horrible decisions…I dnt know why the team look weak

  87. jon fox says:

    Xhaka? What is the point of this person being at Arsenal? Seriously? What is this “love affair” that now two of our managers have with him and WHY? Lastly, how soon do fans think we can get this clumsy, hotheaded oaf out of our club? I have, til now, supported Emery BUT this must be the last time he picks this idiot as a starter. I will no longer condone him again choosing Xhaka. If he canot see that he is a liability then he should resign the managership.

    1. gotanidea says:

      Maybe Wenger and Emery liked Xhaka because he is:

      – Obedient and always follows Wenger’s/ Emery’s orders

      – Tall, strong and not afraid to foul the opponents

      – Discipline in keeping his position, but we perceive this as his lack of mobility

      – Excellent passer

      – Vocal in the pitch and he speaks good English

      I’m afraid the next manager would love Xhaka even more

    2. Diogenes says:

      Very true Jon.

      He’s had more than a year to assess Xhaka as a liability and to introduce another player as his replacement.

      If Xhaka keeps starting, I will support ‘Emery out’ any day.

      He’s been a liability for so long that for anyone to think he can change now is utter foolishness.

    3. RSH says:

      I’m fed up as well Jon. I gave Emery passes last season, but this season I have lost my patience. And his bad decisions are killing us! This is quickly feeling like Arsene Wenger later years. I am not seeing the progress in this side, and we have players now that should be doing way better than what we are seeing. And Xhaka should not be NEAR the starting lineup. Every few games he ALWAYS gives away a stupid pen and puts us in a bad position. I’m tired of it.

  88. Dan the cannon says:

    Admin, why has my last comment disappeared,?

  89. Diogenes says:

    Leno spilling a ball. check

    Xhaka conceding a stupid penalty. check

    what next? the wrestler or luiz forget to mark Kane?

    At least AMN and Kola are playing better than expected. Not great, but better as some thought.

    Glad we have Laca the fighter.

    1. Ackshay says:

      AMN is eaten alive by son and company on the right side

  90. A J says:

    WILL XHAKA NEVER LEARN !!!!

    Sorry should read “ XHAKA WILL NEVER LEARN” !!!!!

    Both goals nieve “defending” ….AGAIN !!

  91. lol says:

    Thank God Laca pulled one back!

    Second week in a row, we screw ourselves up with erroneous defending and a silly penalty

  92. dudu says:

    When is emery leaving am tired of Sunday school football every team out play us shame we got the wrong guy I dint he understand football or Arsenal style of play

  93. kenyanfan says:

    I always. Have always and am sad am saying. Our midfield should consist of ceballos, Ozil and Torreira. But who am I to. Emery knows better

  94. Seng says:

    Haha whoever says xhaka is a born leader is an idiot.what must xhaka do to be dropped from the eleven.born leader my a**

  95. Viju Jacob says:

    Watching half time analysis by Shearer, Hoddle & Adams, with Adams’ face buried in his hands while the other two pick our team apart.

  96. RSH says:

    Lacazette is already MOTM this game. Every game he shows he cares and is putting in more effort than his teammates. The rest of our XI needs to get on his level… Now watch him be the first one subbed.

    1. Someone says:

      it is because of the yellow Card we can’t afford to go 1 man down now .

  97. John0711 says:

    3 points
    Torriera instead of xhaka wtf
    And cobbellos has done more already than
    and miki?

  98. Vairas says:

    Raul should just fire Emery already

  99. Yep enery got it wrong again.
    Immediate impact from cebalos and if you go attacking st least keep it balanced by leaving our best dmf player on? No he takes Torreria off when it should have been granit Emery that went off

  100. Ackshay says:

    As much I hate seeing our coaches substitute lacazette, he doesn’t manage his work rate and is tired and close to injury. All heart is good but he does need to be careful as he is always fouled by defenders.

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