Spurs versus Arsenal: (match preview)
The North London Derby, the most anticipated game in the Spurs calendar will take place on Saturday afternoon. Spurs versus Arsenal, the rivalry of all rivalries sees Mauricio Pochettino’s side make the short trip down to the emirates looking to see how his side will return from a two international break. Spurs are unbeaten against the gunners in the premier league under Pochettino’s tenure, but he’ll be desperate to see his side win on Arsenal’s turf for the first time in over seven years. Despite the constant uncertainty around Arsene Wenger’ position as Arsenal manager, along with the fact that the gunners missed out on champions league football last season, shows a contrast between the two sides. However in saying that you cannot undermine the quality that Wenger has at his disposal. After picking up 19 points from their first 11 league games, arsenal sit in sixth position, still unbeaten at home this campaign. Form means nothing going into this Derby, both sets of sides have a plethora of talent, but I reckon this one will come down to who wants it more, I cannot wait for this one! COYS
My predicted lineup: (3-4-2-1) Vorm, Sanchez, Dier, Vertonghen, Trippier, Winks, Dembele, Davies, Alli, Eriksen, Kane(c).
Subs from: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Foyth, Sissoko, Son, Llorente, Nkoudou.
Absentees: Alderweireld, Wanyama, Lloris.
Doubtful: Erik Lamela.
My score prediction: 2-1 to Spurs courtesy of goals from Harry Kane and Dele Alli.
One to watch: In fine form for France over the international break, Arsenal’s record signing Alexandre Lacazette is a striker who is clinical in front of goal. The former Lyon man has six league goals this season, and his pace and power up front will cause a real threat to our defence especially with the absence of the instrumental Alderweireld through injury.