Arsenal will travel to Wembley to face Tottenham in the league as the North London Derby kicks off the Premier League weekend.
Injury and Team News:
Toby Alderweireld is Spurs’ only injury concern, with the defender back in training and likely to be in contention for the derby while they have no other injury troubles. In terms of the team, Wanyama came back in the side and scored a stunner against Liverpool, while Danny Rose will also be pushing for a start. Dele Alli despite his recent off field contoversy is expected to feature as well.
For the Gunners, Goal Keeper Petr Cech is still doubtful after he suffered a calf injury in their last match against Everton. Ospina will start if he can’t recover, and Nacho Monreal was also substituted as he was ill but the Spanish full back is fit to face Spurs. Danny Welbeck is also back from injury as Wenger said but he may only start from bench. Arsenal may go with an unchanged squad, and if a change happens it will only be Wilshere coming in for Xhaka.
Arsenal lost at the White Hart Lane last season
Arsenal have had a roller coaster last month which ended on a positive note after the signings of Aubameyang and Mlhitaryan. Ozil signing a new deal has been another high note and they will be feeling confident ahead of the trip to Wembley. Spurs have been decent themselves but managed a draw at Liverpool. Arsenal will have to win to keep their top four hopes alive, the the Tottenham side will be eyeing to repeat their last season performance at their adopted home. Gunners, though have an outstanding record at the Wembley as they have won all of their last nine visits at the stadium.
Aubameyang scored on his debut against Everton
Probable Line Up:
Tottenham: Lloris; Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies; Dembele, Dier; Alli, Eriksen, Son; Kane
Arsenal: Cech; Bellerin, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal; Ramsey, Xhaka; Ozil, Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang
The match will be telecast live on Star Sports Select 1 and 1 HD from 18.00 IST on Saturday for Indian viewers.