Date: 8th February 2018 at 2:49pm

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.

TEAM NEWS

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.

Mustafi celebrates opening the scoring of the NLD in November

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.

MATCH PREDICTION

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

Predictions, Gooners? Let us know in the comments…

 

2 responses to “MATCH PREVIEW: Tottenham vs Arsenal”

  1. jp says:

    OSPINA
    KOSCIELNY
    MUSTAFI
    MONREAL
    WILSHERE
    RAMSEY
    KOLASINAC
    MKHITARYAN
    OZIL
    AUBAMEYANG
    LACAZETTE
    3-5-2

  2. Lightening66 says:

    How did you put in the picture?

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