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Odegaard To Start, Viera On The Bench | 4-3-3 Arsenal Predicted Lineup Vs Tottenham Hotspur

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Arsenal will welcome Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon as they try to pick up all three points in front of their home fans. The Gunners managed to earn an impressive 3-0 victory away at Brentford which will give them a lot of confidence ahead of this London derby.

Mikel Arteta will set his team up in a 4-3-3 formation and is expected to make one tweak to his starting XI for this game. Martin Odegaard will play from the start while Fabio Viera drops to the bench.

4-3-3 Arsenal Predicted Lineup To Face Tottenham Hotspur

Defence

Aaron Ramsdale will play in between the sticks for the Gunners after he kept a clean sheet versus the Bees in his last league outing. Gabriel will resume his defensive partnership with William Saliba as they focus on keeping Tottenham striker Harry Kane quiet during the game.

Ben White will get the nod to start at right-back while Kierney Tierney, who is a slight doubt for this game, fills in on the other side as the left-back. Both of them will have to keep a good defensive shape at the back and offer adequate support to the front players at every chance they receive to get forward.

Rob Holding will provide cover for the defensive positions on Arteta’s bench.

Emirates Stadium
Emirates Stadium

Midfield

Arsenal’s midfield could be comprised of Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey and Martin Odegaard as they try to dominate the battle at the centre of the park. Odegaard will have to pass a late fitness test if he wants to be involved in this London derby. The Norwegian playmaker will have to carry most of the creative workload for the Gunners if he starts this weekend.

Fabio Viera will be named on the bench as he waits for his chance to shine in the second 45 minutes if required.

Attack

Gabriel Martinelli would be eager to put his pace to good use on the left flank while Bukayo Saka hopes to produce a good display from the right.

Gabriel Jesus will lead the charge for Arsenal on the attacking end of the field. The Brazilian forward will be Arteta’s best hope for a goal when his men host Spurs this Saturday afternoon.

Eddie Nketiah will have to be content with a spot on the bench and might come on to influence the game in the latter stages of the derby if Arteta opts to call upon his services.

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