Arsene Wenger has named his team for this afternoon’s crucial North London Derby at the Emirates Stadium.
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Match: Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Kick-Off (GMT): Sat 18 Nov 12:30
Arsenal take on Spurs at the Emirates in the first North London Derby of the season.
It’s always a big match between these two teams. Aside from the regular local bragging rights, these two teams are now direct competitors in the Premier League.
Gone are the days where the Gunners would often walk over their North London rivals and now, home advantage only gives Arsene Wenger’s men a slight advantage.
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It is also, of course, the first match back after the international break. Both sets of players may have to shake off some rustiness or may not even be involved at all if they’ve just returned to their club teams.
Here’s how the two teams line up:
GK) Petr Cech
RCB) Laurent Koscielny
CB) Shkodran Mustafi
LCB) Nacho Monreal
RWB) Hector Bellerin
CM) Granit Xhaka
CM) Aaron Ramsey
LWB) Sead Kolasinac
RAM) Mesut Ozil
LAM) Alexis Sanchez
ST) Alexandre Lacazette
Subs: Ospina, Mertesacker, Coquelin, Maitland-Niles, Wilshere, Iwobi, Welbeck
Subs: Vorm, Aurier, Foyth, Walker-Peters, Winks, Son, Llorente