The Spurs Under 18 side will face Arsenal in the Premier League South on Saturday, at Arsenal’s London Colney Training Ground (the game starts at 11:00am), in the first North London Derby of the new season. Stuart Lewis’ Spurs side lost 2-1 to West Bromwich Albion in their most recent league match, but they were unlucky not to get at least a point from that game. Arsenal won both of their fixtures against Spurs at this level last season, and in the most recent meeting between the two sides, they were very good. Arsenal have drawn one and lost one of their opening two Premier League South matches of the 2022/23 season, but this will be a very competitive game. I would like to wish Spurs all the very best of luck for the match.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Gunter (c), Abbott, Dorrington, Andiyapan, Linton, Hall, Heaps, McKnight, Black, Akhamrich, Williams,
Subs from: Krasniqi, Chaplin, Bloxham, Irow, Ajayi.
Doubtful: Rio Kyerematen (the second year scholar had to be substituted in Spurs’ last game, after picking up an injury).
Previous meeting: Spurs 0-5.
My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.
My one to watch: Omari Benjamin. The Arsenal forward and first year scholar has scored one goal from two appearances for Arsenal’s Under 18 side, so far this season.