Tottenham v Arsenal Confirmed Team News & Predicted Line-up for Derby clash

Arsenal will be pleased not to have any new injuries worries ahead of today’s North London Derby, but will be without the suspended Eddie Nketiah.

The 21 year-old got himself sent-off for a late tackle on Leicester City defender James Justin in midweek, with their appeal against the decision rejected despite some questionable calls by VAR of late.

Our side also go into the crunch encounter without Calum Chambers, Pablo Mari and Gabriel Martinelli, all of which are not expected to return before the new season.

We are also without Bernd Leno who is weeks away from being fit, but contrary to previous reports, he could well return just before the campaign comes to an end, while Mesut Ozil remains a doubt with back issues.

Matteo Guendouzi may well be available, but Mikel Arteta has exiled him to train alone after his continued disobedience, and looks unlikely to feature.

Spurs on the other hand will be without Dele Alli and Eric Dier.

Predicted XI:

Martinez
Holding Luiz Kolasinac
Bellerin Xhaka Willock Tierney
Aubameyang Lacazette Saka

Shkodran Mustafi has featured heavily since the restart, starting every single fixture, and is long overdue a rest, which could well see Holding and Kola given the nod in the back three.

Both Saka and Aubameyang usually favour the left-hand side of the attack, but I believe they will shuffle around for this fixture, although it wouldn’t be a shock to see Nicolas Pepe back in the starting XI since he had his baby last weekend.

Is Aubameyang more likely to play on the right or would Saka with this personnel? Who would you change from the team?

Patrick

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33 Comments

  1. Baron says:

    Beating Spurs would move this weekend’s rating from good to great for me, after Sheffield spanked Chelsea yesterday.

    We can do this if we have the right approach & mentality. Plus it’s always nice to get one over that salty Mourinho.
    COYG!

    1. SueP says:

      Under the circumstances a draw or a win for Chelsea would have done more to help the cause. Even with a win today we will be behind SU

    2. Sue says:

      Baron, it wasn’t meant to be… but at least the Blades put a smile on our faces 😉

      1. Ted says:

        I put my club’s league position above Sheffield beating Chelsea.

      2. Baron says:

        Sue, Oh, well!!
        We live to fight another day.
        Looking forward to next season.

  2. Francis says:

    Arsenal will have to be vary of Harry Kane and his diving in the penalty area

  3. Declan says:

    I’d swap Cedric for Bellerin and possibly put Aubameyang at centre forward with Nelson on the right.

    1. Declan says:

      I should have Pepe on the right instead of Nelson!

  4. Dan kit says:

    6-1 to Arsenal
    Like Declan said ,would be nice to see Pepe start .

  5. Sue says:

    Ceballos will play, surely? I hope we unleash Pepe….

  6. Herbz says:

    Martinez
    Cedric…Mustafi….Luiz….Kolasinac
    M-Niles…..Xhaka……Ceballos
    Pepe…..Aubameyang…..R.Nelson

    Best lineup with current players
    Sorry Tierney, Bellerin, Nketia, Lacazette cannot make it.

    1. RT says:

      What?? No Tierney? Crazy line up

  7. Lenohappy says:

    Maybe we should take Ozil to Asia to get the cure to that his mysterious back injury, he’s still a very young man, so he should find a lasting solution to that back injury

    1. Dan kit says:

      If you have ever had a back injury you would know what it feels like ,trust me it’s not a nice feeling .

      1. towny254 says:

        I agree back injury I would not wish on my worse enemy

  8. WULEX says:

    A derby z oways a derby so lets wait and see

  9. Liam says:

    Leno Holding Luiz Mustafi Cedric Tierney Xhaka Ceballos Saka Pepe Abameyang for me in a 3 4 2 1. Perfect game to play Abameyang as cf and hit Tottenham with speed and directness. Pepe and Saka on the wings as both can beat their marker and start off the attack.

    1. Lugdush says:

      That’s the line-up! Anyway, laca has been great the last two matches

  10. Danny says:

    Spuds have been poor lately but guarantee we will see a different side today will definitely up there game for this one be surprised if don’t see plenty of goals hopefully we score more!!

  11. Joe Allysons says:

    I don’t think any coach would put Auba on the right. Why limit your top scorer just for the sake of shuffling? If any of the two can be discomforted, it’s obviously saka being he is the one learning here. Auba is right footed, so he needs that foot with as open an angle of operation as possible. The right side Chanel actually suites Auba best. He’s a whole lot better at using his pace against defenders and in the EPL, a center forward doesnt get much opportunity to do that. Ceballos in the middle.

  12. Shakir says:

    My opinion is to drop kolasinac.
    Play tierney in the back 3 and saka as lwb.Playing him as RW is kind of weird and auba will be no different in the RW.Just my opinion

    MA sees more so he knows more so will back him.
    COYG
    THIS AWAY WIN WOULD BE THE BIGGEST ONE.
    Chelsea has some tough fixtures up ahead and i will not be surprised if they didnt win any of the remaining 3.

    Southampton and westham are in some good form and momentum so man united can slip(but to be quite honest they have worked so well on their counter attacking)

    Leicester,i dont know man.

    I always feel we have a chance not because of the positive energy i have…😎😂but its just u know,you know and you know…

    1. Anti-kev says:

      Tierney as LCB?
      You are wasting his ball crossing skills. His ball crossing skill saka first goal against wolves.
      He must play lwb

  13. oketch maurice says:

    laca to be benched against totenham

  14. Avenger says:

    Kane’s Spurs career is over Arsenal 1-0 Auba see you later

    1. Anti-kev says:

      It’s not over.
      Am having a feeling he’s gonna score today.
      I’ll go with my instincts

      1. Sue says:

        Of course he’ll score, he always scores…. 😩

        1. Sue says:

          He’s scored a penalty in the last 3 NLDs…. and with Michael Oliver officiating today, I expect that trend to continue…..

          1. avenger says:

            Thank you Sue you just burned him up

  15. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    With Michael Oliver at the centre refereeing the NLD match, the Gunners and us Gooners too can be rest assured that it’s certainly going to be Arsenal XI vs Tottenham 12 on the field of play playing the match with of course the most staunch PGMOL’s anti-Arsenal match referee in the PL Michael Oliver being the 12th player on the field for Tottenham. Consequently, I implore the Gunners to activate any anti-PGMOL Premier League match refereeing they have at their disposal and use actively well in the match so as to neutralize all the anti-Arsenal match refereeing that Michael Oliver and those referees manning the VAR will most certainly carry out against Arsenal in the match to thus render them none starter and obsolete if Arsenal are to beat Tottenham today. By the way, has Arsenal ever won any PL match when Michael Oliver is at the centre refereeing? I can’t remember if Arsenal had ever won.

  16. Donald says:

    I’d love to have guendouzi back. At least for today’s game. He has the passion that could win a derby.

  17. Andrew Elder says:

    Apparently we have won just three from 16 league matches officiated by Michael Oliver.

  18. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    Thank you Andrew Elder for your letting me know that Arsenal has won 3 out of 16 PL matches when Michael Oliver refereed at the center.

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