Spurs under 18’s versus Arsenal: (match preview)

Spurs under 18’s versus Arsenal: (match preview)

Our under 18’s face bitter rivals Arsenal tomorrow in their latest game in the premier league south at the ‘ Gunners ‘ Shenley based training centre. Matt Taylor’s side have won three and lost four of their seven league games this season, but they won’t have played one as important as this. Arsenal who are managed by Ken Gillard occupy eighth spot in the league table after picking up seven points. Some of the ‘ Gunners ‘ danger men to look out for tomorrow (if they ever let people in to watch their games!) include goal scoring midfielder Ben Cottrell, forwards Sam Greenwood and Alfie Matthews, as well as Ireland under 19 international and defender Mazeed Ogungbo. This will be a tough game for Spurs however, Arsenal weren’t what they were last season, and like Spurs they have struggled for form so far this campaign. Spurs could be missing a number of players through injury and inclusion in the clubs development side however, I still expect Taylor to form a very strong side for this north London derby.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Kurylowicz, Lusala, Muir, Walcott, Cirkin (c), John, Robson, Bennett, Pedder, Cooper, Asante.

Subs from: Lo-Tutala, Cesay, Santiago, Whitaker, Etete.

Injured/unavailable: Michael Craig.

Doubtful: Jeremy Kyezu, Matthew Craig.

Previous meeting: Spurs 2-3.

My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.

My one to watch: Arsenal centre forward Alfie Matthews, who has found the back of the net on three occasions so far this season. Matthews is a second year scholar. 

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