Arsenal VS Tottenham Hotspur Line Up, Team News and Injury Updates (Dec. 2 2018)
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It’s all change at the Emirates for Arsenal under Unai Emery, and they have adapted well. Change is hard, but Arsenal are doing their best with it. Harry Kane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be hoping to score on Sunday
Spurs are third in the table, three points and two places above the Gunners, and both teams go into the contest in good form.
After beating Vorskla Poltava in the Europa League on Thursday, Arsenal are now 18 matches unbeaten in all competitions.
Indeed, since losing to Manchester City and Chelsea in their first two Premier League games of the season, new manager Unai Emery is unbeaten.
Spurs go into the game looking to make it a great week for the club after they beat Chelsea in the Premier League last weekend and Inter Milan in the Champions League in midweek.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men have won 10 of their 13 league games this season, losing only to City, Liverpool and Watford.
While Spurs were the only team in the Premier League not to make any signings in the summer transfer window, their starting eleven is good enough to compete with anyone on their day.
In terms of Premier League head to heads, Arsenal still boast bragging rights with 19 victories to Spurs’ 12 – with another 21 clashes ending in stalemate.
The two ultimate goal fests have come since the turn of millennium, topped with the Gunners’ 5-4 win in 2004 and the 4-4 thriller four years later.
Arsenal’s biggest winning margins both came in 2012 with back-to-back 5-2 wins, while Spurs have only ever managed a two-goal advantage – a 3-1 victory in 1993 and a 2-0 win last year.
Danny Welbeck is ruled out with a suspected broken ankle following his shocking injury against Sporting CP, while Nacho Monreal is sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Dinos Mavropanos faces further time out on the sidelines with a groin injury until December, with Laurent Koscielny back in contention after his long-term achilles issue.
Arsenal have no suspended players for this match.
Arsenal Predicted Line Up VS Tottenham Hotspur
Emery is expected to stick with Sead Kolasinac at left-back following Monreal’s injury, with Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both likely to return to the starting line-up.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan could start after not playing against Vorskla while Alex Iwobi is also an option as he didn’t travel with the squad to Ukraine.
Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira are expected to anchor the midfield, but Emery faces a dilemma over which centre-backs to pick with Sokratis, Rob Holding and Shkodran Mustafi all available.
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Leno; Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Kolasinac; Xhaka, Torreira; Iwobi, Ozil, Aubameyang; Lacazette
Tottenham Team News
Danny Rose is back in the fold while Jan Vertonghen returned to first team action against Inter Milan after six weeks on the sidelines.
Kieran Trippier could be involved but Mousa Dembele, Davinson Sanchez and Victor Wanyama are all out with long-term injuries.
Pochettino’s side are three points above their north London rivals in third place.
Tottenham (4-3-3): Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Sissoko, Dier, Eriksen; Son, Kane, Alli