Arsenal V Tottenham – Preview and possible line-ups

We take a look ahead to Saturday’s Premier League north London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham at the Emirates.


Both Shkodran Mustafi and Danny Welbeck face late fitness tests as they look to return following hamstring and groin injuries respectively. However, Olivier Giroud is expected to miss out after suffering a thigh injury on international duty with France. Sani Cazorla (achilles) remains a long-term absentee.


A number of Spurs players also face late fitness tests, with Harry Kane (knee), Dele Alli (hamstring), Harry Winks (ankle), Hugo Lloris (groin) and Michel Vorm (knee) all hoping to have recovered from their knocks after playing no part for their countries during the international break. Toby Alberweireld (hamstring), Victor Wanyama (knee) and Erik Lamela (hip) all remain sidelined, with the former potentially out until the New Year.

Did you know?

Arsenal haven’t won any of their last six Premier League games against Tottenham (D4, L2).

Spurs have won just two of their previous 32 league games away to Arsenal (D13, L17).

Potential line-ups:


Cech, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal, Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Wilshere, Kolasinac, Sanchez, Lacazette.


Lloris, Sanchez, Dier, Vertonghen, Trippier, Sissoko, Dembele, Rose, Eriksen, Alli, Kane

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