We have the Arsenal team news for their upcoming match against Tottenham Hotspur.
The Gunners will start their busy October schedule with the North London derby in the Premier League. Antonio Conte’s side finished fourth last season which led to the Gunners missing out on the top four last. Following this match on Saturday, the Gunners will be in action eight times in October in league and cup competitions including games against Liverpool and PSV Eindhoven.
Then with four more games to be played in three different competitions in November before the season pauses for the winter World Cup, it goes without saying that Mikel Arteta must make full use of his first-team squad and perhaps use several academy players during this period while his side is in a good position. So far, Arsenal have had a really good start to the season with them presently sitting top of the league with Manchester City and Tottenham just one point below them. With matches in full swing, bookies around the world are offering significant odds that you can check out with betfair welcome offer on Arsenal and City finishing the league on top ahead of their rivals. Here are some of the key takeaways before Arsenal face off in the North London Derby against third placed Tottenham.
Tottenham are facing a potential blow ahead of the North London derby with Arsenal as Hugo Lloris has sustained an injury to his right thigh. Fraser Forster is on standby to fill in as the goalkeeper. Lucas Moura and Ben Davies are also doubtful.
As far as Arsenal is concerned, Mohamed Elneny is set for a sustained period on the sidelines after suffering a major hamstring injury. Key midfielder Thomas Partey was withdrawn from Ghana’s side to face Brazil with a knee issue, who the Gunners flew back to London as a precaution.
All signs point toward Ethan Nwaneri and Lino Sousa being the ones to drop out of the matchday squad altogether as Arteta opts for experience over youth.
Then there’s the bizarre case of Takehiro Tomiyasu, who has also travelled back to England, but seemingly without an injury concern. The Japan international played the full 90 minutes of his side’s 2-0 win over the USA, but was released early due to “club circumstances”. Tierney and Partey left their international games early and Arteta will hope both are available for this game.
Gabriel Jesus scored in Arsenal’s 3-0 victory over Brentford and was superb throughout. However, the one downside of his performance in west London was the booking he received in the second half. Although he felt he was harshly punished as it was his first foul of the game.
The Brazilian has now accumulated four yellow cards and will be on thin ice in this derby in terms of fouls. There was a welcome sighting of Reiss Nelson who has been sidelined with a muscular problem for well over a month. Emile Smith Rowe is out of this game and will be eased back into the squad.
Player To Watch Out For – Harry Kane
Talisman Kane has started the new season in prolific form with five goals in six Premier League appearances. Goal scoring has always and will always epitomise the career of Harry Kane, but the side of his game that keeps getting better and better is his passing and the vision with which he finds a teammate.
He makes space for himself and others. His range of passing is exceptional and his finishing is still clinical. Kane has scored 233 goals in 368 games for Tottenham in all competitions. Harry Kane simply loves a North London Derby. The former Arsenal academy product is the highest scorer in this fixture, netting 11 goals in his 16 games for Spurs against the Gunners.
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Arsenal Predicted Starting Lineup (4-2-3-1):
Aaron Ramsdale (GK); Takehiro Tomiyasu (RB), William Saliba (CB), Gabriel (CB), Oleksandr Zinchenko (LB); Granit Xhaka (CDM), Thomas Partey (CDM); Bukayo Saka (RW), Martin Odegaard (CAM), Gabriel Martinelli (LW); Gabriel Jesus (ST)
Predicted Score: Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham
Arsenal will score an early goal via Gabriel Jesus, with an equalizer coming before the break from last game’s man of the match Heung Min Son, who seems to have found his rhythm. Another player who will be looking to impact in this game for Spurs is January recruit Dejan Kulusevski. In the second half, things will be tight and expect a set-piece goal from Arsenal before Harry Kane scores the equalizer.
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