The rivalry between Arsenal and Tottenham will be rekindled tomorrow in a North London derby that will be staged at the Emirates.

Arsenal were without some of their key players, who were banjaxed with injuries, in their Champions League game against Ludogorets earlier this week. But they have been boosted by the return of Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal and Theo Walcott.

Tottenham will certainly present a sterner test for Arsenal in the League this term as they are yet to lose a Premier League game. Arsenal are three points ahead of the Lilywhites and a win for them will see them move to the top of the Premier League log after the Citizens drew at home with Middlesbrough.

Wenger will certainly retain majority of the players that have won games for him but we expect the French tactician to tweak his team and feature his now best players.

Without much ado, this is how we think Arsenal will line-up.


Petr Cech is expected to start in-between the sticks for Arsenal and his experience will be handy.


Arsenal were without Nacho Monreal and Hector Bellerin in the Champions League but the aforementioned Spaniards are back and will start against Tottenham.

Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny have forged a rock solid partnership at the heart of Arsenal’s defense and they two will play in front of Petr Cech.


The most competitive area of Arsene Wenger’s team is the midfield and this presents a selection headache for Wenger.

However, we may see a Xhaka pair as the anchor midfielders. Xhaka is a box to box midfielder and he will play the role of Cazorla even though he is not skillful.

Mesut Ozil is enjoying the form of his life and we are sure to see him play ahead of the anchor midfield pair.


Alex Iwobi has been doing well for Arsenal but his inability to defend often exposes his left back. In this game,  Ramsey will play better on the left wing for Arsenal and we expect Walcott to flank him on the right side with Alexis Sanchez leading the attack.





  1. Ramsey isn’t bad but,I think Wenger should pick either Iwobi or Oxlade who are good at driving opponents creating room for Arsenal forward and increasing chances of set-pieces around the box.Daniel

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