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Can the Gunners make it to the League Cup semi-finals? Predicted 4-2-3-1 Arsenal XI to face Tottenham

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Predicted Arsenal line-up to face Tottenham in the League Cup

Arsenal will be aiming to get back to winning ways when they face arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup at the Emirates. The Gunners were handed their first defeat after 22 games when Southampton got the better of them on Sunday. Hence, Unai Emery’s men would now be looking to beat rivals Spurs for the second time in three weeks.

This is expected to be a proper cup tie between two derby rivals with a place in the semi-finals at stake. Tottenham will be looking to get a revenge and progress further in this competition.

Team News

Shkodran Mustafi is still suffering from a hamstring injury and may not take part this midweek. Hector Bellerin suffered an injury during the game on Sunday. Sead Kolasinac has a thigh injury and may not come back until the weekend.

Probable Arsenal XI

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Manager: Unai Emery

Bernd Leno (GK)

The German was at slight fault for the third Southampton goal. However, he is still their best keeper and should start this game.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos

Stephan Lichtsteiner (RB)

With Bellerin expected to be out, the Swiss veteran could start at right-back.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos (CB)

He is back from the yellow card suspension and must start in central defence. The Gunners looked vulnerable at the back on Sunday.

Laurent Koscielny (CB)

The Frenchman looked a bit circumspect playing after a long time. The more he plays, the better he would get.

Nacho Monreal (LB)

It is good that the Spaniard is fit just after Kolasinac’s injury. Monreal is expected to start at left-back.

Lucas Torreira

Granit Xhaka (CM)

The Swiss played as a centre-back on Sunday and looked expectedly uncomfortable. He should return to the midfield this midweek.

Lucas Torreira (CM)

The best player on the pitch for the Gunners against Saints. His presence in the midfield will be key in such an important game.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (LW)

Iwobi hasn’t been great in the past few games now, hence, we could see Aubameyang start on the left wing.

Mesut Ozil (CAM)

The German should start and make the impact to impress the manager. A big performance against the derby rivals could help him big time.

Alexandre Lacazzete

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (RW)

The Armenian scored the two goals on Sunday and should start ahead of Iwobi.

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Alexandre Lacazette (ST)

Lacazette needs to start games now and lead the line. He is a terrific player and really makes a difference in this Arsenal side.

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