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Arsenal vs. Tottenham Hotspur: Lineups and Discussion

Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01: General views around the stadium prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on September 01, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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It’s the good ol’ North London derby as two fierce rivals square off at the Emirates.

Arsene Wenger still hasn’t spent a penny in the transfer window, but his injury-ravaged squad is slowly but surely returning to fitness.

Laurent Koscielny is back from suspension and Jack Wilshire returns to the starting lineup as the side that squashed Fulham last weekend in league play and Fenerbahce twice in the Champions League gets even better.

Wenger sweetened the pot before the match claiming his side is better than Spurs despite the free-spending transfer window for Daniel Levy’s Tottenham. Brand new signing Erik Lamela is on the bench for Andre Villas-Boas as the Spurs squad looks to shift towards an emphasis on the new players.

For Arsenal, new free transfer Mathieu Flamini also makes the Gunners bench to give Arsenal a touch of depth.


Arsenal - Wojciech Szczesny; Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny, Carl Jenkinson, Kieran Gibbs; Tomas Rosicky, Jack Wilshire, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott; Santi Cazorla; Olivier Giroud.

Tottenham - Hugo Lloris; Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Jan Vertonghen, Michael Dawson; Paulinho, Etienne Capoue, Andros Townsend, Mousa Dembele, Nacer Chadli; Roberto Soldado.

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