Arsenal welcome their fierce north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday lunchtime.
The Gunners have misplaced simply certainly one of their final 29 Premier League north London derbies at dwelling. In November 2010, Arsenal led 2-0 at half-time earlier than Harry Redknapp’s Spurs staged a dramatic comeback.
This is the XI Mikel Arteta could deploy to keep away from a repeat of that defeat.
GK: Aaron Ramsdale – Arsenal’s undisputed primary noticed Nick Pope begin each of England’s matches through the worldwide break within the absence of Jordan Pickford. Though the Newcastle keeper did not cowl himself in glory towards Germany.
RB: Ben White – The day after White was a part of the Newport County facet that compelled Tottenham to an FA Cup fourth-round replay in 2018, the defender had his driving take a look at. The Newport-based teacher talked about the historic consequence and – utterly unrelated – gave him a move.
CB: William Saliba – In stark distinction to his membership type, Saliba was hooked off at half-time throughout France’s defeat to Denmark final Sunday.
CB: Gabriel – The 24-year-old racked up extra minutes than another Arsenal participant final season and is but to overlook a second this time period.
LB: Oleksandr Zinchenko – After sitting out three of Arsenal’s final 4 matches with damage, Zinchenko is anticipated to be obtainable as soon as once more after the pause he was afforded by the worldwide break.
CM: Martin Odegaard – Norway and Arsenal’s captain has gone greater than 30 hours for membership and nation with out registering an help.
CM: Thomas Partey – Regardless of returning to London forward of schedule from worldwide obligation, Partey’s health issues have been underplayed by Ghana’s supervisor Otto Addo who did not need to take danger him for a pleasant. The north London derby is something however pleasant and Arteta could also be inclined to take the gamble.
CM: Granit Xhaka – The combative Swiss midfielder has acquired seven yellow playing cards in his final 11 appearances towards Spurs however is – considerably shockingly – but to get despatched off within the derby.
RW: Bukayo Saka – The final time Saka scored and offered an help in the identical sport on the Emirates was towards Spurs in September 2021.
ST: Gabriel Jesus – Arsenal’s new quantity 9 leads the league for touches within the penalty field (68), progressive passes acquired (71) and dribbles (16), offering an perception into the wriggling nuisance he causes opposition defences.
LW: Gabriel Martinelli – Solely two gamers – Kevin De Bruyne and Mohamed Salah – have created extra possibilities than Martinelli within the Premier League this season (17), however the Brazilian is but to file a top-flight help.