Tottenham v Arsenal predicted line-ups and match preview: Exciting selections?

WH Lane

A look at how Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal could line-up for their Capital One Cup clash this week.

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...

Tottenham Hotspur

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

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.

Tottenham predicted lineup

  • 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”
Mauricio Pochettino

Arsenal predicted lineup

  • 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”
Arsene Wenger

Tottenham injury news

Nabil Bentaleb ★★★ out Knee

Ryan Mason ★★ questionable Knee

Mousa Dembélé ★★ questionable Knee

Alex Pritchard ★★★ out Ankle

Arsenal injury news

Gabriel Paulista ★★★ out Suspended

Santi Cazorla ★★★ out Suspended

Danny Welbeck ★★★ out Knee

Jack Wilshere ★★★ out Ankle

Tomáš Rosický ★★★ out Knee

Francis Coquelin ★★ questionable Knee

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