Tottenham (4-1-4-1): Lloris, Walker, Vertonghen, Kaboul, Naughton, Sandro, Lennon, Paulinho, Bentaleb, Eriksen, Adebayor
Spurs are not having the best week, being thrashed 4-0 by London neighbors Chelsea last weekend before a Europa League 3-1 home defeat to Benfica. Tim Sherwood will however need to galvanize his side for the visit of Arsenal, who were themselves knocked out of Europe. Adebayor will look to score against his former side as he should lead the line to the expense of Roberto Soldado. Eriksen could also make a return to the Spurs midfield to provide some much needed creativity.
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Flamini, Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Podolski, Cazorla, Giroud
Arsene Wenger was left fuming after Jack Wilshere’s injury whilst playing for England and now Mesut Ozil will also be out after sustaining a hamstring knock when they were knocked out of the Uefa Champions League by Bayern Munich during midweek. The Gunners haven’t beaten Spurs in their last five visits to the Lane but will need to break this streak if they are to continue challenging at the top of the Premier League. Flamini and Arteta will start in the middle while Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain and Podolski flank Olivier Giroud.
After last night i’m having doubts over Tottenham beating Arsenal. We really need Tottenham & Utd to get a result on Sunday.
— Tom Wheeler (@TomWheeler95) March 14, 2014
Arsenal Will Trash Tottenham At White Hart Lane,We Just Need To Win Against Liverpool…!
— -MUSA (@Official_TDK) March 14, 2014
If Tottenham wins Sunday against arsenal, I will forget about their last two losses
— Jalen Freeman (@jalenfreeman3) March 14, 2014
This fixture is usually an eventful occasion, but this one in the 2008-2009 season tops the lot.
During the game against Bayern Munich in midweek Alex Oxlade Chamberlain was Arsenal’s go to guy. Priced at a reasonable 6.6 in the Official Fantasy Premier League game, the English youngster brought his game to a different level and if he can keep this going Spurs will need to watch out to keep him at bay.
Tottenham vs. Arsenal: An Alternative Preview
Tottenham have kept four clean sheets in their last five Barclays Premier League home games but shipped five against Man City in the other match.
Arsenal have kept only one clean sheet in their last seven Barclays Premier League away games and have won none of the last three (D1 L2).
Only Liverpool v Newcastle (126) has seen more goals than Arsenal v Tottenham (125) in Premier League history.
Emmanuel Adebayor has scored more goals than any other player in north London derby history (10 – eight for Arsenal and two for Spurs).
Arsenal have won none of the last five Premier League north London derbies at White Hart Lane (W0 D2 L3) with all three defeats by a 1-2 scoreline.
Per Mertesacker has scored in two of his last three Premier League games against Spurs.
Olivier Giroud has scored the opening goal in seven different Premier League matches this season; more often than any other player.
Tottenham have kept just one clean sheet in their last 30 Premier League north London derbies (Feb 2009).
Tottenham are seeking their 50th league win over the Gunners. Arsenal have won 63 and there have been 41 draws.
Tottenham have made 13 errors leading to goal in the Premier League this season, three more than any other side. Three of them came last weekend against Chelsea.