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Lacazette on the bench as Emery sticks with a three-man defence

Arsenal take on Tottenham Hotspur in a 14:05 GMT kick-off at the Emirates in what will be Unai Emery’s first taste of a north London derby.

The Gunners are unbeaten in the league since Gameweek 2, while Spurs are on a five-match winning run away from home in the top flight.

Alexandre Lacazette (£9.6m) – the most-sold FPL forward of this round of fixtures – has recovered from the groin injury that forced him to miss last Sunday’s win over Bournemouth but is only among the substitutes, with Emery naming the same team that defeated the Cherries on the south coast.

That means Arsenal will once again line up in a 3-4-2-1, with Hector Bellerin (£5.4m) and Sead Kolasinac (£4.9m) deployed as wing-backs, and Alex Iwobi (£5.5m) and Henrikh Mkhitaryan (£6.7m) supporting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m) in attack.

Mesut Ozil (£8.2m) is not in the match-day squad, with Arsenal reporting that the German midfielder is suffering with a back spasm.

Mauricio Pochettino has made only one change from the side that defeated Chelsea in Gameweek 13, with Juan Foyth (£5.0m) replacing Jan Vertonghen (£5.9m) in defence.

That means starts for Dele Alli (£8.9m), Son Heung-min (£8.3m) and Christian Eriksen (£9.2m), as well as Harry Kane (£12.3m) in attack.

Kieran Trippier (£6.1m), as expected, is missing through injury.

Despite their unbeaten run, Arsenal haven’t kept a clean sheet since the 2-0 win over Watford in Gameweek 7.

Goals haven’t been a problem for the Gunners, though: Emery’s troops have scored at least two goals in ten of their 13 league fixtures this season.

This is Spurs’ ninth away league fixture of the season and most of Kane’s attacking returns (five goals, two assists) have come on the road.

Arsenal XI: Leno, Sokratis, Holding, Mustafi; Bellerin, Xhaka, Torreira, Kolasinac; Iwobi, Mkhitaryan; Aubameyang.

Spurs XI: Lloris; Aurier, Foyth, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Sissoko; Eriksen, Dele, Son; Kane.

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1,579 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    WHAT A GOAL LACA

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Lol, he slipped and it was deflected

      1. Random Name
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Haters gonna hate

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Agreed. Although it's still massive.

    2. Random Name
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Beautiful

  2. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Dier OG!

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Nah, it was on target.

  3. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Is Lacazette an option instead of Auba?

    1. Dele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      No

    2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Wait a weeekkk

  4. TAT
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Yessssss!

  5. Fantastisk
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    YESSSSS

  6. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Random Name in
    3
    2
    1
    ...

  7. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Best game of the season by far

    1. Fantastisk
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yup

  8. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Wowser

  9. Random Name
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    LACABOOOOOOOOOM!!!

    1. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      lol

    2. TAT
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Gotta love Laca!

  10. TAT
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Laca AND Auba anyone? Can do it for -4!

    1. Bookkeeper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      knee jerk central

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Fan central!

  11. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Kane out of the BAPS again.

    1. Fantastisk
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      He shouldn't have been anywhere near a bap anyway

  12. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    The question is, Lacca or Abbu on WC?

  13. Deulofail
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    I love Foyth

  14. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Laca over auba

  15. F4L
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    game and a half

  16. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    OMG torriera

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      LOL

  17. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    4-2

  18. pundit of punts
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    I think Laca is more value than Auba.

    Laca would have also taken the pen if on the pitch.

    1. Stoic
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      No

    2. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Auba seems the obvious choice after that but Will Auba revert to left/right if both him and lacca started?

      Seems to happen last 15-20

  19. Waynoo
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    omg rip Spurs defence

  20. Jekori
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Ramsey would be a nice player to have if he didn't got left out that much because of contracts.

  21. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Auba assist

  22. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    4-2

    lol

    What a smashing game

  23. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    What a game

  24. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Torrera G

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    TOREIRA G
    AUBA A

  26. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    GAME OF THE SEASON

  27. french holiday
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    TORREIRA XXXXX

  28. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Which one for GW 15?

    A) Kane + Vardy
    (No Aguero, Eriksen in GW 16)

    B) Aguero + Eriksen
    (No Vardy, Kane in GW 16)

  29. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Ramsey is back!

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Like I said cheapest assists you will ever see.

  30. Arteta
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    I just can't get enough of Lucas Torreira.