Spurs under 23’s versus Arsenal: (match preview)
Our under 23’s are preparing to face bitter north London rivals Arsenal on Friday evening, at Boreham Wood’s Meadow Lane stadium. Wayne Burnett’s side come into this game off the back of a crucial 3-2 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers the previous week, and Spurs who are now six points clear of the relegation zone will be fancying their chances against sixth place Arsenal. The ‘ Gunners ’ have picked up 25 points from 18 games in the league and they recently recorded an impressive 4-3 win over Monaco II in the Premier League International Cup. Spurs put in a good performance against Wolves in their last game and having Troy Parrott for the first half of it really helped the team out. However, it is unknown whether the Ireland international will be available for Friday’s game. Arsenal’s main danger man is striker Folarin Balogun who has scored an impressive 10 goals from 15 appearances in the PL2 this season. The Englishman is quick and clinical in front of goal. Another player to look out for on Friday is skilful winger Trae Coyle. This will undoubtedly be a fiercely contested London derby and one which should make fascinating viewing. I would like to wish Wayne Burnett’s side all the very best of luck for the game.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Oluwayemi, Okedina, Fagan-Walcott, Lyons-Foster, Hinds, White, Bowden (c), Pochettino, Mukendi, Markanday, Richards.
Subs from: De Bie, Dinzeyi, Patterson, R.Clarke, Etete.
Injured/unavailable: Dennis Cirkin.
Previous meeting: Spurs 1-3.
My score prediction: Spurs 3-2.
My one to watch: Arsenal’s clinical 18 year old centre forward Folarin Balogun who has scored 10 goals from 15 appearances in the PL2 this season.