To be played on Wednesday 23rd September 2015 at 19:45. Venue: White Hart Lane,
Odds: Tottenham 2/1, Draw 12/5, Arsenal 13/10
Tottenham Hotspur face Arsenal this week in the Capital One Cup, aiming to record a fourth successive win.
Arsenal meanwhile are looking to avoid a third consecutive defeat, and will be put to the test by their bitter North London rivals.
The competition in which is one both clubs usually look to rotate their squads, but the strength of opposition could mean there are more first team players on show than usual.
Here is how we predict the two sides will line-up...
We predict Mauricio Pochettino will mix his side up with fringe players, youngsters, and those in need of match fitness.
The big name in the line-up could be Christian Eriksen, who is working his way back after a recent injury, while Danny Rose could play after being rested at the weekend.
New signings Clinton N'Jie, Kevin Wimmer and Kieran Trippier should feature, while youngsters Josh Onomah and Harry Winks could receive opportunities.
Arsenal could throw in Olivier Giroud due to a lack of options up front, and as a message to improve and recover his confidence after his red card in the Champions League last week.
He could be flanked by fringe players Joel Campbell and Alex Iwobi, while January signing Krystian Bielik could make his first team debut. It would also not be a surprise to see Jeff Reine Adelaide on the bench.
Arsenal can steel their side with experience by including Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Per Mertesacker, who are all in need of match fitness and sharpness.
- Michel Vorm
- Federico Fazio
- Danny Rose
- Kieran Trippier
- Kevin Wimmer
- Tom Carroll
- Christian Eriksen
- Joshua Onomah
- Andros Townsend
- Harry Winks
- Clinton N'Jie
“It’s a very important game for us and for our supporters”
- David Ospina
- Calum Chambers
- Mathieu Debuchy
- Kieran Gibbs
- Per Mertesacker
- Mikel Arteta
- Krystian Bielik
- Mathieu Flamini
- Joel Campbell
- Olivier Giroud
- Alex Iwobi
“We try but it’s the League Cup. We play on Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday and we have to see how we recover and how we go from there”
Nabil Bentaleb ★★★ out Knee
Ryan Mason ★★ questionable Knee
Mousa Dembélé ★★ questionable Knee
Alex Pritchard ★★★ out Ankle
Gabriel Paulista ★★★ out Suspended
Santi Cazorla ★★★ out Suspended
Danny Welbeck ★★★ out Knee
Jack Wilshere ★★★ out Ankle
Tomáš Rosický ★★★ out Knee
Francis Coquelin ★★ questionable Knee