Confirmed Arsenal v Tottenham lineups: Koscielny starts, Son Heung-min on the bench

Here is how Arsenal and Tottenham will line up for today's game at the Emirates Stadium...

Arsenal host Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon in the second North London derby of the season.

The Gunners won 2-1 at White Hart Lane in the Capital One Cup earlier this season, but it's Premier League points at stake this afternoon.

Arsene Wenger's side have won seven of the last eight games in the Premier League, but need a big response having lost 5-1 to Bayern Munich in midweek.

The Frenchman is without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey, meaning Joel Campbell continues on the right hand side of midfield.

Defender Laurent Koscielny has passed a late fitness test and starts in defence, whilst Alex Iwobi is on the bench due to Arsenal's lack of attacking options.

Meanwhile, Spurs have enjoyed a great start to the season having lost just one Premier League game so far, and they will be hoping to keep that record intact today.

Mauricio Pochettino's men beat Aston Villa 3-1 on Monday night before a 2-1 win over Anderlecht, so Tottenham can make it three wins in a week with a victory over their North London rivals.

Pochettino has again put his faith in the youthful midfield pairing of Eric Dier and Dele Alli, whilst the in-form Mousa Dembele will be pushing forward to support Harry Kane in attack.

On the bench, Son Heung-min will be available for Pochettino, whilst 18-year-old Joshua Onomah is also an option having made his Premier League debut on Monday.

Arsenal lineup


  • Petr Cech
  • Mathieu Debuchy
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Santiago Cazorla
  • Francis Coquelin
  • Mesut Özil
  • Joel Campbell
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Alexis Sánchez

Substitutes: David Ospina, Calum Chambers, Gabriel Paulista, Kieran Gibbs, Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini, Alex Iwobi.

Tottenham lineup


  • Hugo Lloris
  • Toby Alderweireld
  • Eric Dier
  • Danny Rose
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Kyle Walker
  • Dele Alli
  • Mousa Dembélé
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Erik Lamela
  • Harry Kane

Substitutes: Michel Vorm, Ben Davies, Kieran Trippier, Tom Carroll, Josh Onomah, Ryan Mason, Son Heung-Min.

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