Tottenham Hotspur will face off against the Gunners in yet another edition of the North London Derby on Saturday in the Premier League at the Wembley Stadium. Both the teams will be wishing to grab a win in this match. Tottenham were in the title race few matches ago. However, two back to back defeats against Burnley and Chelsea have let them down. Now, their hope to become the Champions of England is looking fade. Even, if they lose this match against their arch rivals, there might be a chance that Tottenham Hotspur will miss out the top four spot in this season. On the other hand, this match is really important for the Gunners too. The Gunners are currently situated at the fourth position in the League Table and they will not wish to fall below that position with a bad result in this match.
Team News :
Tottenham Hotspur :
The star English centre-forward, Harry Kane escaped from any match suspension as the referee of the match did not penalize him after the headbutt incident with Cesar Azpilicueta in the match against Chelsea. However, Mauricio Pochettino’s side will be desperate to win this encounter to get back on track. The North London side need their prolific goalscorer Harry Kane in their team in this big match.
Harry Kane is currently the highest goalscorer of North London Derby of all time. So, his presence will certainly make a good impact for his side on the match-day. Jan Vertonghen missed the match against Chelsea in the midweek with a back injury. According to the reports, the star Belgian defender might be back in the contention to start this match against the arch rivals. On the other hand, all other players of Tottenham Hotspur are available except their star player Dele Alli.
The Gunners are also facing some injury problems at this moment. Laurent Koscielny picked up an injury in the match against Bournemouth in the previous match. The fans of Arsenal are hoping that Laurent Koscielny will be fit ahead of the match against Tottenham Hotspur. Mustafi and Sokratis will also be in the starting eleven for the Gunners in this match. Arsenal are the only side in the Premier League who have failed to have a single clean sheet in their away fixtures so far. So, they will be trying to strengthen their defensive lineup in this match. The manager of the Gunners will have to decide whom he will play in this match as a centre-forward. Both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang are in contention to start in this match for the Gunners. Both can start together also and Mesut Ozil can return to the bench if Unai Emery wishes to play with an attacking intent in this match.
Predicted Starting Eleven :
Tottenham Hotspur : (3-4-3)
Goalkeeper : Lloris
Defenders : Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen.
Midfielders : Trippier, Sissoko, Winks, Davies.
Attackers : Son, Kane, Eriksen.
Arsenal : (3-4-2-1)
Goalkeeper : Leno
Defenders : Sokratis, Mustafi, Koscielny
Midfielders : Lichtsteiner, Torreira, Xhaka, Monreal
Forwards : Ozil, Mkhitaryan; Aubameyang.
My Predicted Scoreline :
Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Arsenal.