Arsenal Eleven To Face Tottenham In Todays Derby…VAN PERSIE BACK?…

By Bilal Zaidi

Against Chelsea we saw Eboue stretchered off the field with, what looked to be, a bad injury. However it now seems that he may be ready and fit to play. As soon as Van Persie came on the pitch against Chelsea he was causing all sorts of problems…Scoring a goal that was ruled out and knocking a similar right footed shot over the bar a bit earlier. For someone who’s been out for two months he looks awfully sharp. Perhaps worryingly for Spurs today.

TODAY MIGHT BE THE DAY TO UNLEASH THE DRAGON…BULLET BULLET VAN PERSIE can be the explosive spark that could make us revert to a 4-4-2. When Eboue went off that match I said to my friend that it was good timing in a cruel way. Not that I wish for an Arsenal player to be injured, simply saying that it was at a time where Van Persie who was playing brilliantly before he got injured on international duty, was just coming back into the team. I expect today’s team to be the following:

Almunia
Sagna
Toure
Gallas
Clichy
Hleb
Fabregas
Flamini
Rosicky
Van Persie
Adebayor

The only change I can think is possible from this line up is of course Eboue for Van Persie depending on how Wenger wants to play. The 4-5-1, which employs three playmakers, an inside dribbling wingback turned winger and Flamini….has worked well for us. However, Van Persie’s talent is hard to keep on the side for too long. Wenger may be tempted to throw him in today because Van Persie is a big player who will respond to big occasions…today is our local derby and is a huge occasion even though it may have little significance compared to previous seasons.

I remember many were saying at the start of the season that Spurs could snatch the 4th place position that we were apparently going to miss out on this season…after Adebayor scored those BANG BANG goals last time against our rivals, today will be interesting to see the progress this young side has made in this maturing season. How much have they grown up?…We will see today.

Enjoy the game…You can catch the stream from our live sports stream page:

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  • kidK

    rVp IS NOT EVEN ON THE BENCH
    INJURED 🙁