Arsenal will entertain Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium this Sunday as both sides look to get the better of each other in the North London derby. The Gunners managed to earn a dominant 4-0 win over PSV Eindhoven recently. Similarly, Spurs secured a hard-fought 2-1 win over Sheffield United last weekend.
Arsenal Vs Tottenham Hotspur: Talking Tactics
Mikel Arteta will set his side up in a 4-3-3 formation and could ask his players to retain possession well and create some decent chances for Arsenal to win this derby.
Angelos Postecoglou will opt for a 4-3-3 formation as well and might instruct his men to sit back and soak in all the pressure before exposing the opposition’s weaknesses on the counter.
Thomas Partey, Jurrien Timber and Gabriel Martinelli will miss this clash because of injuries. Otherwise, Arteta should have a strong squad to choose from this weekend.
Arsenal Predicted XI
Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Rice, Vieira; Saka, Jesus, Trossard
Ivan Perisic, Rodrigo Bentancur, Ryan Sessegnon and Bryan Gil remain sidelined with long-term injuries. Still, Postecoglu should have his best players available for this upcoming derby at the Emirates.
Tottenham Hotspur Predicted XI
Vicario; Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie; Sarr, Bissouma; Kulusevski, Maddison, Son; Richarlison
Bukayo Saka will be Arsenal’s best weapon in the final third. He needs to have a good game if Arteta’s men are to come out on top this weekend.
Both Declan Rice and Martin Odegaard will be given the responsibility to move the ball well so that they can create a few clear-cut chances for the Gunners in the final third.
The defensive performance of Cristian Romero and Micky van de Ven could go a long way in determining the fate of this contest.
At the other end, James Maddison and Heung-min Son will have to carry most of the offensive burden for Spurs up top.
Arsenal Vs Tottenham Hotspur: Streaming Links
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