Tottenham vs Arsenal Predictions: Combined North London Derby XI
They succumbed to a surprising 2-1 defeat at Turf Moor against Sean Dyche’s Burnley side and were then beaten 2-0 at Stamford Bridge by a motivated Chelsea side who have had a major say in Spurs’ title chances for quite a few seasons now.
They will be hoping to bounce back as they await the visit of their fiercest rivals Arsenal for what promises to be a gritty and thrilling encounter with both teams desperate for three points.
Gunners on the other hand though, are coming into this fixture after a highly satisfying home win against Bournemouth as they thrashed Eddie Howe’s team 5-1 at the Emirates to maintain their grip on 4th place.
With Chelsea just 3 points behind the Gunners with a game in hand and Manchester United hot on their trail as well, it is essential that the Gunners pull off a North London Derby win to maintain a firm hold on the
Here’s a combined XI featuring both Arsenal and Tottenham stars:
The North London Derby Combined line-up
GK – Bernd Leno
The German international has been in decent form over the last few weeks and he
RB – Kieran Trippier
Despite his disastrous own goal against Chelsea, the only other option in this position is Stephan Lichtsteiner and hence Trippier makes it to this XI.
RCB – Toby Alderweireld
The Belgian international centre-half has been in fine form for Spurs and deserves a place in this team.
LCB – Laurent Koscielny
The Frenchman has contributed to the Arsenal side with some important goals this season and that assures him a place in this XI.
LB – Sead Kolasinac
The Bosnian wing-back’s bombarding runs down the left have been one of the Gunners’ prime attacking assets and he makes it to this team ahead of Rose and Davies.
CDM – Lucas Torreira
The 23-year-old has been a revelation since making the switch to the Emirates this season to join Unai Emery’s project. An easy pick although Guendouzi is unlucky to miss out.
LCM – Harry Winks
The youngster has really come to the fore for Spurs this campaign, especially when injuries forced him into the
RCM – Christian Eriksen
The Danish wizard is guaranteed a place in this XI because of the sheer composure and class he shows on the ball.
RW – Henrikh Mkhitaryan
The former Manchester United star has been in blistering form over the last couple of games and finds a place in this side.
ST – Alexandre Lacazette
The Frenchman has scored 5 goals in his last 6 Premier League appearances and walks into this team.
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LW – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Aubameyang has been terrific for Arsenal this season and has performed better than Harry Kane this season. A tough pick, but the Arsenal star makes it ahead of Son Heung-min and Harry Kane.