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After the defeat to Manchester City in the last league game before the international break, Arsenal will now have to get a result against Tottenham Ito avoid losing touch with the leaders.
Both sides head into the match hoping to win and move closer to Manchester City and both sides look to have a near full squad to choose from for the lunchtime kick off. Amazing considering most of Tottenham’s squad missed out on International duty with serious injuries.
Retired Petr Cech was not on international duty so he should be fresh and will be available for the match.
Skhrodran Mustafi is expected to be fit and return for this match and should return to the starting lineup. Laurent Koscienly is still a doubt after missing France training, but him and Nacho Monreal are expected to team up in the starting line up, with Per Matersacker expected to drop down to the bench.
The midfield formation that started against Manchester City should all retain their places. Bellerin and Kolasinac should hold their positions while Xhaka and Ramsey will definitely start barring any last minute injury problems.
Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi were surprisingly deployed in the match against City and would be expected to start at The Emirates on Saturday despite Iwobi’s heroics against Argentina in the week. Alexis Sanchez should spearhead the attack, it’s thought that Danny Welbeck should be back from injury meaning Lacazette will have to settle for a place on the bench like he did against Man City, though his goals in that game and for France could mean Wenger could recall the Frenchman if needed.