Arsenal XI vs Tottenham: Confirmed team news, predicted lineup, Covid and injury latest for Premier League

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·1-min read
Arsenal XI vs Tottenham: Confirmed team news, predicted lineup, Covid and injury latest for Premier League
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

Arsenal have been hit with a selection crisis ahead of Sunday’s north London derby against Tottenham.

The Gunners could be without 11 players due to illness, injury, international duty and suspension.

It has led to fears the game could be postponed, but if it goes ahead Mikel Arteta has some big calls to make.

Midfield is a real problem area, with Albert Sambi Lokonga the only fit, senior central midfielder available following Granit Xhaka’s red card at Liverpool.

Ben White or Calum Chambers seem like the most obvious candidates to step up, but Arteta could revert to a back-three and play Bukayo Saka in there.

Going forward, Arsenal are limited on options and the fact Folarin Balogun left on loan this week has not helped their cause.

Arsenal likely XI (4-2-3-1): Ramsdale; Chambers, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; White, Lokonga; Saka, Lacazette, Martinelli; Nketiah.

Sunday 4.30pm GMT, Sky Sports

Venue: Tottenham Hostspur Stadium

Referee: Chris Kavanagh

Arsenal squad from: Leno, Ramsdale, Okonkwo; Cedric, Chambers, Gabriel, Holding, Kolasinac, Mari, Tavares, Tierney, Tomiyasu, White; Lokonga, Patino, Saka, Smith Rowe; Lacazette, Martinelli, Nketiah.

Injured: Odegaard (Covid-19)

Doubts: Cedric, Kolasinac (hamstring), Saka, Smith Rowe (groin), Tomiyasu (calf)

Unavailable: Aubameyang (AFCON), Elneny (AFCON), Partey (AFCON), Pepe (AFCON), Xhaka (suspended)

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting