Arsenal Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Tottenham
Posted On March 22, 2019
Everything you need to know about the Gunners’ clash with Mauricio Pochettino’s side at Emirates Stadium on Sunday
Arsenal are 17 games unbeaten in all competitions and head coach Unai Emery faces his first north London derby on Sunday with just three points between the two arch rivals.
The Gunners have looked reinvigorated under Emery this season but it’s worth noting they have have won just one of their last eight matches against Spurs.
Emery’s side have conceded first in their last three Premier League games but have looked sublime up front with fans recently chanting ‘we’ve got our Arsenal back’.
Danny Welbeck is ruled out with a suspected broken ankle following his shocking injury against Sporting CP, while Nacho Monreal is sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Dinos Mavropanos faces further time out on the sidelines with a groin injury until December, with Laurent Koscielny back in contention after his long-term achilles issue.
Arsenal have no suspended players for this match.
Emery is expected to stick with Sead Kolasinac at left-back following Monreal’s injury, with Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both likely to return to the starting line-up.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan could start after not playing against Vorskla while Alex Iwobi is also an option as he didn’t travel with the squad to Ukraine.
Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira are expected to anchor the midfield, but Emery faces a dilemma over which centre-backs to pick with Sokratis, Rob Holding and Shkodran Mustafi all available.
Danny Rose is back in the fold while Jan Vertonghen returned to first team action against Inter Milan after six weeks on the sidelines.
Kieran Trippier could be involved but Mousa Dembele, Davinson Sanchez and Victor Wanyama are all out with long-term injuries.
Pochettino’s side are three points above their north London rivals in third place.
Kick-off is 2:05pm GMT (9:05am ET) on Sunday, and the game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom. It will be shown on NBCSN in the United States, and on various channels around the world.