We’re less than 24 hours before kickoff, so here is the latest NLD team news from both Arsenal and Tottenham. American fans can watch live from 7:30 am EST, while Spurs fans can kindly f*** off.
NLD Team News
The Gunners will have a similar squad to the one which thrashed Everton 5-1. Nacho Monreal went off sick on that day, but Wenger claims he should be back.
That’s good news indeed, as the Spaniard has been arguably our best player this season.
Danny Welbeck, as per usual, missed out through injury last weekend. However, our man Arsene believes he will be available again.
However, even if the England attacker is fit, likely he wouldn’t figure with the new boys firing on all cylinders already.
Petr Cech went off injured against the Toffees and faces a late fitness test. Wenger was coy as usual about his Czech ‘keeper, although that’s happened a few times this year.
First, Lacazette wasn’t going to be fit for the United match, then Auba was a doubt for the Everton clash. Perhaps Les Boss is trying his new trick again? Let me know in the comments what you think!
NLD Team News courtesy of Arsenal.com
Toby Alderweireld came back for Tottenham midweek in the FA Cup. The defender played the entire 90, meaning their final long-term injury is back available.
However, having played the full game and being recently brought back, there is a reasonable doubt that Alderweireld will only make the bench.
Meanwhile, Danny Rose and Harry Winks both made returns as well, so no new injuries for Poch. New signing Lucas Moura may also get his debut at Wembley.
NLD Team News courtesy of Goal.com
Arsenal are poor away, but always seem to play well at Wembley. Meanwhile, Spurs are ahead in the table but have had their issues at Wembley.
Therefore, this will be a tough match to call. The Gunners’ attack is bolstered by Auba and Micky, not to mention a newly-signed Mesut Ozil.
Spuds’ defence is quite good, and having Alderweireld back means an even more determined opponent.
Like usual, this is a game between two opposites, so the scoreline will be hard to predict. However, it’s never hard to choose a winner in the NLD.
Hots*** 2-3 Arsenal
I expect a goal bonanza, with the Arsenal attack flying high yet their defence leaking like a sieve. Still, the historical record of the Derby, as well as our boys’ at Wembley, makes me believe.
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