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[Teams] Arsenal vs Tottenham: Confirmed Line-ups

Arsenal welcome rivals Tottenham Hotspur to the Emirates today for the first north London derby of the season. Here are the confirmed line-ups for the big game.

Arsenal welcome Tottenham Hotspur to the Emirates today for the first north London derby of the season.

These two sides have served up some treats in recent seasons, including a seven-goal thriller last season that saw the Gunners come from 2-down to win 5-2, so it promises to be another enthralling game this afternoon.

Both teams have struggled for form in recent weeks with Arsenal going into the game off the back of last weekends disappointing 3-3 draw with Fulham, while Spurs have lost their last two against Wigan and Manchester City. It leaves the London rivals sitting in 7th and 8th in the league so this game is vital for the London rivals.

All of Arsenal’s injury doubts have been passed fit to play so Szczesny and Wilshere are the two changes from Fulham.

AVB has surprised many by going with two up front with both Defoe and Adebayor starting, Caulker misses out with a knock so Naughton comes in. Here are the confirmed line-ups:

Arsenal Team

Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Arteta, Wilshere, Cazorla, Walcott, Podolski, Giroud.

Subs: Mannone, Jenkinson, Santos, Coquelin, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arshavin.

Tottenham Team

Lloris; Walker, Gallas, Vertonghen, Naughton; Lennon, Sandro, Huddlestone, Bale; Adebayor, Defoe.

Subs: Friedel, Dawson, Livermore, Townsend, Carroll, Dempsey, Sigurdsson

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  1. atari

    November 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    sir arsene, you just have to accept his request to play front, let walcot play the role which he wants to play. please give him the chance to show you what he has he can do it. don’t think of replacing him.

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