For some people it is bigger than El Classico. Finally, Spurs have learned to come out of Arsenal’s shadow and they’ve been successful to do it in last few seasons. But Arsenal is quite tough from the previous seasons so it won’t be an easy task for Jose and his men.
On the other hand, despite the fact that Jose is not targeting the Premier League, Spurs are on top of the table and with league wide open it shouldn’t be an issue for Spurs to go for the knock-out punch.
Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon; Sissoko, Hojbjerg; Son, Ndombele, Bergwijn; Kane
Leno; Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Bellerin, Ceballos, Elneny, Saka; Willian, Lacazette, Aubameyang
Harry Kane is still in doubt but Jose is quite hopeful that he’ll make it for the London Derby. Toby Alderweireld might also feature for Spurs. He suffered a groin injury against Manchester City last month.
Nicolas Pepe will watch the match from the sidelines but Thomas Partey might help Arteta boost his Arsenal.
David Luiz is also in doubt after he suffered a horrible clash from Jimenez in last fixture.
Spurs are also now unbeaten in their last six top-flight home games against their near neighbours stretching back to 2014 and it seems as they will be extending it. They are better team on the cards and they have a better manager and the most important thing is their current form. But Arsenal do have players like Aubameyang and Willian who can change the whole scenario of the game at any moment of the match. But if I have to place my hard-earned money, I will bet it on Spurs.