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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. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Spurs ripped apart!!!

    1. Fantastisk
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Brilliant

  2. Totalfootball
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Auba good lord

  3. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 20 days ago

    MADNESS

    1. RÏɠBY
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      No,they're chelsea 🙂

  4. Numb
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Overall average up 14.5 today and counting. All the popular players scoring points! Almost *too* easy

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Almost all of that is Alonso + Hazard though

      1. Numb
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 20 days ago

        A lot of Auba and Kane as well

  5. TAT
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 20 days ago

    HAHAHHAHAHAHA!

  6. RÏɠBY
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Madness

  7. Warby84
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    It’s Aubameyang or Salah..

    1. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      As in I must lose Salah to get Aubameyang

  8. Tshelby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    I really do hope that Pochettino now realises that you can't play Foyth and bench Alderweirerld

    1. RÏɠBY
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      I'm amazed he keeps giving him chances
      He's a liability

  9. Fantastisk
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Hahaha how good is this

  10. Deulofail
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    I love Torreira

  11. french holiday
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 20 days ago

    auba unstoppable
    Scores assists

  12. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Arsenal attack looking very potent these days

  13. dvdguy
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    PL classic right here

  14. Totalfootball
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    How does Dier keep getting selected ?
    He and lorries both are absolute dross

  15. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Lloris you say? 😀

  16. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Tot Humiliate Chelsea only to be Humiliated by Arsenal .. Brilliant

    1. J T
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      That’s why we love the Premier League 😀

  17. Numb
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Auba essential?

  18. Random Name
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    INCREDIBLE

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Auba outshining him

      1. TAT
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 20 days ago

        Gotta love them both!

  19. J T
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Mike Dean > Auba?

  20. How Mina You
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    WOOHOO!!!

  21. french holiday
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Double City....f*** double Arsenal!!!

  22. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Took Arsenal a decade and a half to find a Vieira replaced, is he the one? 😮

  23. Fred54
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Dier might regret that celebration a little now...

  24. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    auba essential

  25. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    He gets goals he gets assists he is one that can't be missed Aubameyang Aubameyang

    1. Deulofail
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Can't be missed?

  26. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    How has Kane looked?

    1. DAZZ
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Invisible, bar the penalty. Auba looks so lively

    2. Egbunike
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Touched ball once

    3. french holiday
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Missing from the tv cameras

    4. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Non-existent.

    5. Bookkeeper
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      as he has since April. Poor

    6. Fred54
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Old and unathletic.

      Seriously apart from pen and ambitious FK...done nothing.

    7. dennis the menace
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Kane bandwagon is over before it began

    8. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Involved in the moping after conceding

    9. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Auba it is then

      Bye Kane

  27. Moyseehh
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Luckily I sold Auba this week! 🙂

    1. TyroneGAA
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Hahaha no?

    2. dennis the menace
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Pity the fool

    3. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Fake

  28. Bookkeeper
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Tear up your plans for Spurs players!!!

  29. dennis the menace
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    All hail Unai

    1. TAT
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Hail! Hail! Hail!

    2. Arctic monkeys
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 20 days ago

      Genius

  30. dvdguy
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 20 days ago

    Wilson matches Kane points, I'm in no rush to bring him in yet