Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(62) 37 Goals 58 (69)
(45) 25 Assists 40 (53)
(6.8) 7.1 Average Ratings 7.1 (6.9)
27.8 Average Age 27.2
181 Average Height (cm) 182.9
(1.1) 1.3 Shots pg 1.3 (1.1)
(46%) 51% Aerial Duel Success 54% (54%)
(0.8) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.8 (0.9)
(1.6) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.6 (1.5)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Younes Kaboul Out 6.52
Sandro Out 7.41
Jermain Defoe Doubtful 6.8
Tom Huddlestone Doubtful 6.72
Clint Dempsey Doubtful 6.94
Player Reason Status Rating
Kieran Gibbs Out 7.11
Bacary Sagna Out 7.04
Vassiriki Abou Diaby Doubtful 7.16

Team News

  • Both Clint Dempsey and Jermain Defoe are major doubts for the game against Arsenal, meaning misfiring former Gunner Adebayor is likely to continue to lead the line.
  • A bright cameo from Gylfi Sigurdsson against West Ham has done his chances of starting no harm and he is likely to compete for a spot with Holtby on the left, with Bale continuing in the free role.
  • Perhaps Villas-Boas' main selection dilemma will be who to start at centre-back, with Vertonghen likely to revert to his favoured position alongside either Dawson or Caulker.
  • Abou Diaby picked up a slight calf problem against Villa but should be available, though there could be a return for Lukas Podolski on the left in place of the Frenchman.
  • That change would see Cazorla move back into the free role and Jack Wilshere drop back into the double pivot once again.
  • Gibbs is likely to remain sidelined, meaning new signing Monreal should keep his place in the backline, and Wenger has confirmed that Sagna will miss out, so Jenkinson will keep his place.

Prediction

  • The last two matches between the sides have ended 5-2 to the Gunners but both of those matches were at the Emirates and saw Spurs go ahead early on, with Arsenal not winning a game in normal time at White Hart Lane since 2007.
  • Whatever the outcome, entertainment is generally assured when the two sides meet, with 12 of the last 13 encounters going over 2.5 goals and the form of Gareth Bale, who has 11 goals in his last 10 games in all competitions, will worry even the most hardened Arsenal fan.
  • The visitors will therefore hope that Santi Cazorla can keep scoring, having netted 3 in his last 2 league games, and the battle in central areas will be key with Wilshere also looking back to his best. The home side will be happier with the draw to keep their rivals 4 points adrift and that may well be the most likely outcome.
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Comments (14)

 
  • Vermaelen made 2 last man tackles? You must be missing something. It was Vertonghen, who made them (on Giroud in the beginning of the 1st half; on Walcott in 2nd, if my memory doesn't fail me). FIX IT and change his rating, because 6.9 is a joke, objectively considering he was one of best 3 players on the pitch.

  • @Elbeast, wish Vertonghen was more like me and forgot about all the stuff in his pocket. Finds it later when it's too late.

  • Vertonghen had Giroud in his pocket, nicely folded up.

  • Why Vertonghen has low rate? He was man of the match for me

  • Good for you, I'm fine though, no need for me to fuck off. As a Gunner, however, I feel obligated to call you a cunt from now on.

  • I think they got Vermaelen and Vertonghen mixed up. It was vertonghen who got 2 last man tackles not Vermaelen

  • @Patricovic: You are a disgrace to humanity, a man with no principles.

  • The Arsenal goal was a Bale own goal.

  • Giroud was a disaster. No way in hell does he deserve anything higher than a 6. How Wenger lets him complete the match is a mystery for me. Jenkinson was quite good in my opinion, no point in putting Ramsey at RB after Jenks' substitute, he was completely out of position most of the time. Mertesacker goal was actually owngoal Bale. Cazorla isn't a winger, Podolski should've started the game. I understand that we don't really have a striker apart from Giroud, but he's a worse solution than putting Walcott there. At least Walcott presents a danger for the defense, Giroud merely walks about, out of position losing possession every time. Patricovic: Go be somewhere else.

  • Is it even possible for an arsenal fan to convert and become a tottenham fan? That's just wrong.

  • don't let me down TOT! keep scoring.. 2~0 first half I am only a gambler not a TOT fan.

  • Over or TOT to win. Gunners will face the strongest TOTTENHAM this time.

  • Likely to be a draw.

  • Spurs will humiliate gunners tonight. 3-0. Bale will score again.