Daily Archives: September 23, 2015
Things aren’t looking too rosy in the Arsenal camp at the moment. After enjoying a run of two wins against Newcastle and Stoke, the Gunners slipped to a shocking defeat against Dinamo Zagreb before suffering yet another defeat to Chelsea last weekend. With another daunting fixture against Tottenham tonight, the Gunners will be hoping to end the wretched run of form.
Arsenal Team News
The Gunners go into the game without their suspended duo, Gabriel Paulista and Santi Cazorla but thankfully, Per Mertesacker is fit enough to slot right into the heart of the Arsenal defense. Francis Coquelin is nursing a knee injury and we haven’t been informed about the extent of the injury but it’s evident that he will not be available for tonight’s North London Derby. Club captain, Mikel Arteta, will be odds on to take his place in midfield.
This game can also see a fringe player like Joel Campbell get some minutes under his belt. He hasn’t convinced a whole lot of people about his abilities but it’s only on the field of play we will be able to get a glimpse of his quality.
Arsenal Injury / Suspension News
Jack Wilshere (ankle), Tomas Rosicky (knee), Danny Welbeck (knee), Francis Coquelin (knee), Gabriel Paulista (suspension) and Santi Cazorla (suspension)
Arsenal Predicted Lineup
Tottenham Team News
Spur’s player of the year last season, Harry Kane, has struggled for form this season and he hasn’t been able to find the back of the net for his club this season, even though he scored a very good goal for England in the routing of San Marino. However, new signing from Leverkusen, Son Heung-Min has started his Spurs career well with three goals in his first two games, including the match winner against Crystal Palace last weekend. The Gunners will have to be very mindful of the threat he would pose.
Spurs come into this game on the back of three successive victories in the Europa League and Premier League. After a slow start to the season, Mauricio Pochettino’s men have sharpened their game and are now one of the form teams in the league.
Tottenham Injury / Suspension News
Nabil Bentaleb (ankle), Moussa Dembele (ankle) and Ryan Mason (knee)
Tottenham Predicted Lineup
- Last Five Games: D W W L L
- Last Result: Chelsea 2 (Zouma 53′, Hazard 90′) – Arsenal 0
- Leading Goalscorer: Olivier Giroud (2)
- Last Five Games: D D W W W
- Last Result: Tottenham 1 (Son 68′) – Crystal Palace 0
- Leading Goalscorer: Heung-Min Son (3)
Gooner Daily predicts 2 – 1 to the Arsenal
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