Confirmed Lineups: Arsenal vs Spurs

By on December 2, 2018 - 172 views

Arsenal would go above their rivals and into the top four with a victory at the Emirates this afternoon.

However, Tottenham Hotspur do have the best away record in the Premier League this season, winning seven of eight.

The two teams are confirmed as:

Arsenal

Bernd Leno; Héctor Bellerín, Rob Holding, Shkodran Mustafi, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Sead Kolašinac; Lucas Torreira, Granit Xhaka; Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alex Iwobi

Substitutes: Petr Cech, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Mattéo Guendouzi, Mohamed Elneny, Aaron Ramsey, Alexandre Lacazette

Mesut Özil is ruled out with a back spasm for the hosts. Alexandre Lacazette returns from injury to take a place on the bench but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang starts as the central striker, flanked by Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi again in a 3-4-3 formation with Héctor Bellerín and Sead Kolašinac bombing on from full-back.

Youngsters Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Mattéo Guendouzi are among the substitutes, as is the experienced Aaron Ramsey whom could make an impact should Unai Emery call upon him.

Tottenham Hotspur

Hugo Lloris; Serge Aurier, Juan Foyth, Jan Vertonghen, Ben Davies; Eric Dier, Moussa Sissoko; Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Heung-min Son; Harry Kane

Substitutes: Paulo Gazzaniga, Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose, Kyle Walker-Peters, Harry Winks, Lucas Moura, Fernando Llorente

Juan Foyth makes his fourth Premier League start of the season alongside Jan Vertonghen as Toby Alderweireld is only good enough for the bench. Kieran Trippier is sidelined so Serge Aurier continues at right-back – a position the Gunners might like to exploit.

Harry Kane will be supported by Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Heung-min Son against an Arsenal defence that continues to look shaky under Emery.

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