Manager Mikel Arteta will be able to select from a fully-fit squad for the north London derby between Arsenal vs Tottenham on Sunday – with the pendulum seemingly swung in-favour of the Gunners based on current form.
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Match: Arsenal vs Tottenham (Premier League)
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London
Kick-Off (UK Time): 16:30 26/9/2021
One of the big talking points ahead of the Arsenal line up vs Tottenham being confirmed is whether or not Arteta sticks with England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale between the sticks, ahead of seasoned stopper Bernd Leno. If so, in such a game, Ramsdale we can assume is the new, foreseeable number one choice.
Another big choice will be in-midfield for Mikel Arteta, playing a more attacking system with Saka, Odegaard and Pepe, or dropping one for the likes of a Albert Sambi Lokonga, Thomas Partey or Granit Xhaka – Pepe would likely be the ‘fall guy’ should the manager opt for a move conservative approach.
Bragging rights are well and true on the line this Sunday afternoon – victory for Arsenal against Tottenham would see the Gunners move level on points, despite a disastrous start to the season in the Premier League.
Predicted Arsenal line up vs Tottenham
Defence: Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney.
Midfield: Partey, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Pepe, Saka.