Arsenal are all set to resume their fierce rivalry with their cross town rivals at their present home and one of Arsenals favorite hunting grounds the famed Wembley.
Arsenal on their part will look to record back to back victories over sp*rs this season after previously running out as 2-0 victors in the clash at the Emirates.
With the arrival of new signings Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mikhitaryan ushering in quite a spectacle in their previous outing at the Emirates in a 5-1 victory over Everton, Arsenal will look to use the momentum and the rejuvenation created by these two brilliant signings in their quest for the top 4 finish and it all begins with the game against Sp*rs at Wembley.
Arsene Wenger’s side have won their last 9 games consecutively at Wembley however despite their incredible record at the national stadium, Arsenal boss does not believe their track record will have a decisive impact during the game and quite rightfully so.
Here is the Predicted Lineup that Arsenal will field against Sp*rs :
Formation : 4-2-3-1
The free flowing football that Arsene Wenger just simply adores and what had made us fall in love with the club is at its best when Arsenal play with four at the back and against Sp*rs that is the formation that the boss will use in order to maximize the talents and creativity of this team that he now possesses.
GK – Petr Cech
In the Premier league and with reports that the Czech International has recovered from his calf strain in time for the clash its quite obvious who will start between Ospina and Cech, that is if the 35 year old is indeed at his 100% . David Ospina is ready to deputise but if Petr is available and at his physical best then for sure he will only start and not the Columbian which is why we have picked Petr Cech in the Predicted lineup.
Defense : Hector Bellerin , Skhodran Mustafi , Laurent Koscielny , Nacho Monreal
Since the squad is pretty much unchanged from the Everton game, there should hardly be any reason to change the back four with the likes of Kos and Musti being our two best centre backs in the team along with Nacho the silent leader in Wengers own words. Although Monreal was substituted against Everton, he has since been deemed fit and ready for selection and will be the one who takes his place in the predicted lineup ahead of Saed Kolasinac.
Holding Midfield : Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey
At the centre of the pitch and ahead of the back four our two centre midfielders featuring in the predicted lineup will undoubtedly be Xhaka and Ramsey. After an attacking masterclass and the first treble of his career, Wenger has no reason to drop him and even though Wilshere is too good to be kept on the bench you cannot change the situation if your competitor has scored a hatrick in the last game. As for Xhaka well his stats speak for himself and theres also the fact that he has started the last 39 consecutive games for Arsenal which indicate how much Wenger relies on the Swiss for stability at the centre of the park.
Attacking midfield : Alex Iwobi , Mesut Ozil , Henrikh Mikhitaryan
While Iwobi is not in the same class as the other two, he did put in quite an industrious and skill full performance against Everton and the fact that you have Ozil and Mikhitaryan playing beside you also brings out the best in you and manages to make the game all so simple. That is exactly what we look forward to against sp*rs because knowing that you have the two best creative midfielders in the league in Ozil and Mikhitaryan in your team does give me goosebumps and the urge to pinch myself to know its true and not a fantasy.
This is why Santi was so vital and why our form has suffered in his absence. When you have a second creator of such high quality like Santi or Mikhi it just provides that X factor which a lot of the team are unable to deal with and that is what we have missed.
Striker : Pierre-Emerick- Aubameyang
Oh yes still getting the hang of seeing the speedster and famed Bundesliga record scorer in an Arsenal shirt we assume because so are we. If his delicate chip has shown anything to the world it is just that how essential a world class finisher is in the team and boy have we missed one. A pacy forward like Henry and an gritty and industrious man like Wright, he does possess the best of both worlds in Martin Keown’s own words and we couldn’t agree more.
Now we do possess the elite striker that so many of us had desperately craved to see in an Arsenal shirt and I cant wait to see us unleashing him on the spurs defense with Ozil and Mikhi behind him and creating the elixir of pure football that we at Arsenal have long boasted ourselves of.