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Arsenal’s predicted line-up vs Tottenham in the Premier League

After a superb victory in the Europa League on Thursday night, Arsenal return to Premier League action when they take on Tottenham in the north London derby.

Mikel Arteta’s side ran out 3-1 winners against Olympiacos in Greece, with the Gunners well set to progress to the next round of the competition.

The Premier League has been far more difficult for Arsenal, however, with a 1-1 draw at Burnley last week seeing them lose yet more ground in the race to finish in a European place for next season.

Predictions for Arsenal vs Spurs

Arsenal win

Arsenal win

Draw

Draw

Spurs win

Spurs win

Despite going with a strong line-up against Olympiacos, Arteta will surely want to earn his first victory against Spurs, and that should see very few changes made to the team.

With that in mind, below is a look at how the Gunners might take to the field for Sunday’s clash against their arch-rivals.

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In goal, Bernd Leno will be hoping to keep his first clean sheet in nine games in all competitions, with the Arsenal defence shooting themselves in the foot against both Olympiacos and Burnley last week.

The back four could see one key change, with the £85k-a-week earning Pablo Mari coming in for Gabriel, despite the latter scoring a stunning header to give the Gunners the lead in midweek – it would certainly be a bold call to make, but Arteta appears to really fancy Mari in the Premier League, with the Spaniard starting the last three games in the competition.

In midfield, Thomas Partey was taken off early in the second half on Thursday, but Arteta was quick to confirm after the game that this wasn’t down to any injury issues, so the Ghanaian should line up alongside Granit Xhaka once again.

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Further ahead, Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka and Willian should all keep their places from Thursday, with the latter actually moving to top spot in the assist charts for Arsenal with his performance against Olympiacos despite being much-maligned at times this season.

Gunners top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads the line once more, hoping to score in this fixture just as he did last term.

Predicted XI: Leno; Bellerin, Luiz, Mari, Tierney; Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Willian; Aubameyang.

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