Arsenal are a better team than many people expected this season considering they lost two of their top players. They still aren’t great. The defense still looks wobbly on set-pieces, they overpass and they are still searching for a true striker. But Santi Cazorla and Mikel Arteta have brought some badly needed creativity into the team and Per Mertesacker and Thomas Vermaelen have been better in the back than most thought possible. Arsenal can give anyone a game. But can they beat the very best? That remains an open question.


Spurs haven’t been firing on all cylinders but their fans will take comfort in the fact that they sit above Arsenal in the standings and arguably have more talent to work with. But following a bad loss to Wigan a fortnight ago and allowing Manchester City to come back on last weekend, this is now a critical test for Andre Villas-Boas’ men. Key will be the speed of Gareth Bale and play of Emmanuel Adebayor against his old squad. If Spurs win this one, “St. Totteringham’s Day” might not come this year at all.
Arsenal's Probable 11
  • name pos country
  • Wojciech Szczesny GK Poland
  • Bacary Sagna D France
  • Per Mertesacker D Germany
  • Thomas Vermaelen D Belgium
  • Carl Jenkinson D England
  • Mikel Arteta M Spain
  • Jack Wilshere M England
  • Santi Cazorla M Spain
  • Theo Walcott M/F England
  • Olivier Giroud F France
  • Lukas Podolski F Germany
Arsène Wenger Manager
Tottenham's Probable 11
  • name pos country
  • Brad Friedel GK United States
  • Kyle Walker D England
  • William Gallas D France
  • Steven Caulker D England
  • Jan Vertonghen D Belgium
  • Sandro M Brazil
  • Tom Huddlestone M England
  • Aaron Lennon M England
  • Gareth Bale M Wales
  • Clint Dempsey F United States
  • E Adebayor F Togo
Andre Villas-Boas Manager



Despite Arsenal’s historic edge, Spurs have drawn level in recent years.


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