Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(68) 45 Goals 18 (50)
(53) 36 Assists 14 (32)
(6.9) 7.2 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.8)
27.3 Average Age 26.3
181.5 Average Height (cm) 183.5
(1.1) 1.4 Shots pg 1.2 (1.2)
(55%) 57% Aerial Duel Success 52% (47%)
(0.7) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.8 (1)
(1.4) 1.3 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.5)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Vassiriki Abou Diaby Out 6.05
Thomas Vermaelen Out 6.78
Mikel Arteta Out 7.14
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Out 6.57
Lukas Podolski Out 6.99
Aaron Ramsey Doubtful 7.75
Jack Wilshere Doubtful 7.01
Player Reason Status Rating
Gareth Bale Out N/A
Aaron Lennon Doubtful 6.72
Benoit Assou-Ekotto Doubtful N/A

Team News

  • Arsene Wenger confirmed that Lukas Podolski will be out for up to 10 weeks with the hamstring injury he sustained against Fenerbahce in midweek.
  • Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey both sustained knocks but are highly unlikely to miss the north London derby for minor injuries.
  • Laurent Koscielny returns from suspension and will slot into central defence with Bacary Sagna moving over to right-back.
  • Aaron Lennon is a doubt for Spurs after missing the win over Swansea last week, but Andros Townsend's impressive performance could mean he starts regardless of Lennon's fitness.
  • Andre Villas-Boas has plenty of options in midfield and the absence of Gareth Bale as his move to Madrid looks to finally be going through.
  • It will probably be the same three in the middle as last week - Paulinho, Capoue and Dembele - but Sandro, Sigurdsson and Holtby will also hope for some gametime.
  • Erik Lamela and Vlad Chiriches were both signed in time to play on Sunday and could feature, but most likely from the bench at best.

Prediction

  • The north London derby this season comes at an earlier stage than any season since 1997, and both teams are still looking to do business before the transfer window slams shut.
  • Arsenal have won their last 2 home meetings with rivals Spurs by 5 goals to 2 after having gone behind and would be delighted with a repeat this time around. However, a lengthy injury list has ensured a mixed start to the season and things won't be quite so simple for them.
  • Tottenham have won both of their games this season, keeping clean sheets in their first two games, though they are yet to score from open play. Arsenal, meanwhile, have scored freely this season - 4 goals in 2 Premier League games and 5 in two Champions League qualifiers - and should be able to break down a resilient Tottenham defence.
  • 13 of the last 14 league meetings between these sides have gone over 2.5 goals, so expect a few more come Sunday. This Spurs side need time to gel and so a win will probably be beyond them, but they could well cancel out a depleted Arsenal side.
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Comments (32)

 
  • The inclusion of Eriksen and Lamela would add provide much needed flair to the team which has been missing since Modric and Van der Vaart left. Dembele is nice to watch but have contributed very little since his arrival. Townsend is trying to be the next Bale just wanting to shoot and not passing the ball to others. Weakness at left back position exploited. Rose is poor positionaly and indecisive when he should come out to tackle and when to hold the line. Spurs is a team in progress and hats off to AVB for daring to make aggressive changes. If Spurs can improve in his 3 positions, they will have a very formidable team. Been a Spurs fan and always will be.

  • No action goals in 270 minutes. nice work, Mr. AVB... :)

  • coyg fuck haters

  • 43% possession ... Arsenal structured these days to maximize the abilities of Walcott.

  • Nice 7-2-1 Formation from good ol' Arsenal today.

  • Hahahaha...............This is Arsenal.

  • Lloris vs 11..

  • oops i was wrong, not 3-0 but 1-0 :(

  • Spurs had no one to Bale them out today #COYG

  • Sadly, the game was all good teams.

  • Look at the stats. When we are leading, we are playing like a weak side... at home. We are ridiculous.

  • Wow, Arsenal right now has no depth.

  • Giroud is very impossible ... :D

  • 3-2 gooners, but not easy

  • Russi I Srbi braca zauvek!

  • Arsenal will play 10 mans, but they will win this game.

  • COYG 3-0

  • A R S E N A L - spuds 2-1

  • Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham

  • 0-2+ easy )

  • Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham,or 2-1

  • Spurs will be too big...too strong...too fast....too classy for the gooners..0-3 COYS

  • 2:1 for gooners

  • 5-2 as usually?

  • No Bale = No win. COYG

  • Draw or +1 for spurs!!!! C O Y S ~ !

  • Arsenal won't score. Their midfield will get dominated, plus their XI is far behind in quality compared to our's. 2-0 to us, 2-1, if they're lucky.

  • no podolski..ramsey injured...no koscienly...looking pretty good. Arsenal wont score. 2-0 spurs. Fact.

  • AFC 3-1 THFC. Arsenal look the better team this season. Spurs lack creativity as they've only score their goals from penalties. Liverpool fan here btw

  • this match is for yids COYS

  • not gonna happen

  • I hope Arsenal be winner.

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