KICK off: 26 September 18:30
Team news: Arsenal are blessed with a fully-fit squad for the visit of Tottenham, with Kieran Tierney given the all-clear after a cramp scare while Granit Xhaka returns from a three-game suspension. It would be harsh to see Albert Sambi Lokonga dropped, but Arteta has been singing the praises of Xhaka ahead of this game and could re-introduce the Switzerland international alongside Thomas Partey. Aaron Ramsdale should retain the gloves after back-to-back Premier League clean sheets, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will hope to hold his place up top over Alexandre Lacazette, in spite of the Frenchman boasting four goals from his last six North London derbies. Meanwhile, Spurs boss Santo has confirmed that Lucas Moura is back in contention for Sunday, but Steven Bergwijn and Ryan Sessegnon both occupy spots in the treatment room. With Son Heung-min also fully fit again, Moura could start on the right-hand side of the attack while his South Korean counterpart features on the left, which would see Giovani Lo Celso make way. Tanguy Ndombele is slowly working his way back into Santo’s plans and did score his side’s opener in midweek, but he is the most likely option to drop out for irrepressible lynchpin Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
Prediction: Arsenal 0 on Asian handicap
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