As Ange Postecoglou travels for his first North London derby against Mikel Arteta, here’s the Spurs predicted lineup vs Arsenal.
Spurs predicted lineup vs Arsenal
With Hugo Lloris out for a few days through injury, this solidifies the decision for Ange to start Guglielmo Vicario between the sticks. I don’t think there was any doubt anyway, as the summer signing has impressed since he was given the gloves.
Also, Ivan Perisic has picked up a long-term injury, so this again solidifies an unchanged back four for Ange. He will opt for Pedro Porro at right-back and Iyenoma Udogie at left-back. They will provide width for the slid defensive unit of Cristian Romero and Micky van de Ven.
The unsung hero will start for Spurs and that is Yves Bissouma. He doesn’t get the credit he deserves from neutral fans as he is an incredible asset in the midfield. It will be a midfield pivot, involving him and his counterpart Pape Sarr. Providing some creativity and attacking output is the player of the season so far, James Maddison.
Late show hero from their last match Dejan Kulusevski will start as the right-back. Imagine the scenes if he were to replicate that drama against Spurs’ bitter rivals Arsenal. Returning to the left flank is Heung Min-Son, who can certainly do a job at striker but he’ll play out wide to make room for this man…
Richarlison. He will certainly start after being the game changer in the last Premier League fixture for Spurs.
Spurs predicted lineup vs Arsenal: Vicario, Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie; Sarr, Bissouma, Maddison; Kulusevski, Richarlison, Son