Arsenal will hope that a successful start to the season will lead to a victory over Tottenham in the first north London derby of the campaign. Mikel Arteta has had to deal with several injuries already this season but could welcome back three key stars. Express Sport looks at a predicted Arsenal team to start at the Emirates Stadium.
Aaron Ramsdale enjoyed a successful international break without playing a game. The Arsenal shot-stopper is surely now the No 2 to England’s Jordan Pickford after Nick Pope endured a tough couple of performances against Italy and Germany.
There was some bafflement that it was not Ramsdale who was selected to deputise for the injured Pickford given his form this season. The 24-year-old is Arteta’s first-choice goalkeeper and is set to feature in his third North London Derby.
Defenders: White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko
Midfielders: Partey, Xhaka, Odegaard
Attackers: Saka, Jesus, Martinelli