It’s the big one – Arsenal travel to Wembley for another all important north London derby clash.
Arsene Wenger’s side currently sit four points adrift of Spurs who rescued a late draw at Liverpool last week.
Arsenal could welcome back Danny Welbeck and Nacho Monreal for the trip across north London. Welbeck has returned from a hip problem, while Monreal is expected to be passed fit following a kick to his thigh.
Goalkeeper Petr Cech face a late fitness test. He hasn’t trained after sustaining an injury in the win against the Toffees, with David Ospina ready to deputise for the Czech shot-stopper.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could start his second game on the spin after impressing during his debut against Everton.
As for the hosts, Mauricio Pochettino has no new injury concerns following their 2-0 victory over Newport in their 4th round FA Cup replay.
ARSENAL PREDICTED XI
Arsene Wenger has a number of attacking considerations to make before Saturday’s action.
Both Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s are expected to start following their lightning chemistry during Arsenal’s 5-1 demolition of Everton last weekend.
Meanwhile, after scoring a hat-trick, few can argue that Aaron Ramsey doesn’t deserve a place. Unfortunately, Wilshere misses out as Xhaka provides better defensive cover.
Arsenal XI: Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac; Ramsey, Xhaka; Ozil; Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang.
It’s a must not lose for the Gunners who would surely see their top four hopes end if they lose.
Arsenal haven’t picked up a win on Tottenham’s home patch since Tomas Rosicky’s thunderbolt in March 2014 – though technically, this isn’t Tottenham’s home patch.
Prediction: 1-3 #COYG
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