Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to get back to winning ways when they lock horns with Arsenal in the iconic North London derby on Sunday. The Lilywhites had enjoyed an excellent start to the campaign but are now without a win in four competitive matches in normal time, notably relying on penalties to beat Wolves in the Carabao Cup this midweek. However, a win against arch-rivals Arsenal may serve as a massive boost for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men this weekend.
Predicted Tottenham Hotspur Lineup Vs Arsenal
Japhet Tanganga is back on the side after serving his suspension following a red card against Crystal Palace. He started against Wolves in midweek and is likely to get the nod ahead of new signing Emerson Royal at right-back.
In central defence, Nuno has most of the players back to full fitness, including Eric Dier. However, it won’t be surprising to see new signing Cristian Romero continuing in central defence, at the heart of the four-man backline alongside Davinson Sanchez.
Tottenham will be aiming to re-establish the solidity they had at the start of the season. Arsenal, to that end, could be an ideal opponent due to their lack of productivity under Mikel Arteta.
However, the left-back Sergio Reguilon still needs to be careful of his defensive positioning. He could be the weakest link in the Spurs backline due to his attacking duties that often leaves space.
There will be a change in goal as well, with Hugo Lloris replacing Pierluigi Gollini.
Nuno could ring in the changes in the middle of the park as he opts for the strongest possible eleven for the game against Arsenal. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, in particular, is almost guaranteed to return to the squad, most likely operating in the double-pivot alongside Oliver Skipp.
Tottenham do have the option of unleashing Tanguy Ndombele in midfield, but it may create instability in the middle of the park. The Frenchman could be a more appropriate option in the number ten slot, but Dele Alli is a more favoured starter in that position.
In the attack, Son Heung-Min should return to the starting eleven, operating out wide alongside Giovani Lo Celso, who is likely to fill in for the offensive duo of Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura, as the duo are doubts heading into this game.
Meanwhile, the Tottenham attack will be spearheaded by Harry Kane as the forward seeks his first goal in the Premier League this season.