Arsenal vs Spurs Starting XI – Match Preview.
The North London Derby
It’s finally here guys. The game we have been waiting for, the North London Derby is back. It’s Arsenal vs Tottenham at the Emirates-home of the gunners.
Well to start off, this game is very important to both Arsenal and Spurs. A victory for Arsenal would take them 2 points above their local rivals,Spurs. While a victory for Spurs would take them a massive 4 points above Arsenal. Well it’s more than just points. It’s all about pride,glory,bragging rights and mainly to show who are the kings of North London.
It’s been a bad start for both North London clubs. This is the time to bounce back and fight for a champions league place.
Diaby, Rosicky and Gibbs are all out with long term injury problems. While Arteta, Giroud, Cazorla and Bacary Sagna all face late fitness tests.
Szczesny (ankle), Walcott (muscle), Chamberlain (hip) all face fitness tests and have a chance to be in the squad for the game. We believe that both Walcott and Szcsesny will be fit enough to start in this crucial fixture.
For the Spuds, Dembele has been ruled out while Walker and Defoe are doubts- but who cares really?
The Captain speaks
“Practically, we need to get three points on the board, but I think it would give both the fans and the team a massive boost if we won.”
“Last season we came back from 2-0 down, working really hard for a memorable turnaround. We want to create the same impetus this time and it’s a big opportunity to do so.”
The manager on Jack Wilshere and the significance of the derby
‘We know it’s important that we are strong at the Emirates’ ‘The quality of the games have always been very good’ The fact he got through the first three or four games is important’
‘Arteta took the penalty because he is number one on my list’ ‘Arteta has a little hip problem’
Arsenal- Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen,Arteta, Wilshere, Cazorla,Walcott, Giroud and Podolski
Spurs- Friedel,Walker, Gallas,Caulker,Vertonghen,Lennon,Huddlestone,Sandro,Bale,Dempsey and Defoe
Preview by- Harsh Vardhan Ballani (@HvB15)