HYS: Should Unai Emery stick with a back three when Arsenal take on Tottenham?

Fixture In Focus banner Richard Lee

Unai Emery is set to take charge of his first north London derby as Arsenal manager on Sunday when Tottenham Hotspur travel to the Emirates Stadium. Both of these bitter rivals are heading into the crunch clash in good form. The Gunners are currently on an 18-game unbeaten streak, but Spurs remain three points ahead of them in the Premier League.

Last time out, Emery deployed a three-at-the-back formation, as his side overcame Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium. On that occasion, Rob Holding, Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi took up the three centre-back berths.

As the club’s only three fit centre-halves, if the Spanish coach were to revisit the formation this weekend the same trio would certainly resume their places in the starting XI.

However, given how the Gunners struggled for attacking cohesion against the Cherries, they must revert to a four-man defence if they’re to stand any chance of taking the game to Spurs on Sunday.

What do you think, Arsenal fans, which defensive system should Emery deploy against Tottenham?