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Arsenal vs Tottenham: Build Up
Arsenal have demonstrated that they are serious title contenders this season and will want to finish with a major trophy, Arteta’s discerning philosophy has yielded great results. The team is at the top of the table; they have only lost one game and must uphold this competitive spirit to win their first Premier League title since 2004. Arteta has the squad and a clinical striker to contend with any club in the Premier League.
While Tottenham are on the same path as Arsenal, they have yet to endure a capitulation. Conte has morphed the club into a formidable foe, and the players will be eager to end the club’s trophy drought this season. Conte’s approaches have blossomed, and the players have executed seamlessly, but it remains to be seen whether they will maintain this form in future contests.
Arsenal Form (all competition): W-W-D-W-D-W
Tottenham form (all competition): W-D-W-L-W-L
Injury and team news
Arsenal have a long list of injuries, with left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko the longest-term absentee, out for the derby due to a calf injury. Elneny will also be unavailable due to a knock. While others are questionable, likes of Partey, Tierney, and Soares for the big game.
Conte does not have a lengthy injury list, and all of his starters are available for the match. Although Ben Davies and Lucas Moura remain uncertain for the crucial game, and most importantly, cornerstone keeper Hugo Lloris remains doubtful due to a thigh injury. However, his possibility will be known prior to the game.
Arsenal predicted lineup:
Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Jesus
Tottenham predicted lineup:
Lloris; Romero, Dier, Lenglet; Perisic, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Sessegnon; Kulusevski, Kane, Son