Arsenal v. Tottenham – LiveBlog!

By: Perry | November 17th, 2012

Morning All,
Well, here we are again. Another season, another North London Derby. I’m not going to even discuss our current standings, our current form, nothing, all I’m going to say is that I CANNOT wait for this match to start. I so look forward to these matches every season, and just knowing a win today puts us ahead of the spuds, it will feel all the better.

Lineups are:
Starters: Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Koscielny; Arteta, Wilshere; Walcott, Cazorla, Podolski; Giroud
Subs: Mannone, Jenkinson, Santos, Coquelin, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arshavin

You will notice Wojo is back in goal and Wilshere is back after his 1 game suspension. We are fielding likely our strongest squad we’ve got outside of Gibbs absence in the back, so I really hope our players are up for today’s match. On paper we are a better team that the Spuds, but we all know that doesn’t mean much of late. My only hope is that the unnecessary mid-week international friendlies haven’t fatigued our players such as Santi (though he was an unused sub).

For Tottenham, interesting that all of the Americans on the squad have been dropped to the bench, and Lloris is getting a big start today. Let’s hope we make him wish he joined Arsenal and not the Spurs. We will need to be very cautious of Tottenham’s squad, however, with their formation today being 4-4-2 with both Ade and Defoe both starting up front.

Anyhow, UP THE ARSE and we start in 10 minutes! Catch you guys in the chat…

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  • Gigi_man

    I saw some highlights...Giroud was superbe, I voted him my MOTM and saw that he was leading.
    Poldis goals was superbe as well, what a technique, a goal to make any former striker from Arsenal think: hmmmwas I irreplaceable?
    And Jack..oh words...just love

  • sh31kh

    my OH MY! it certainly is a joyous day today. We qualified, $hitty crashed out. Befits their status really. can't stop grinning right now.

  • Rich10messi

    Anywhere else and I would've mistaken u for a city fan. Would u be interested in buying some arsenal shares sir?

  • Gigi_man

    I just loved the look on Nasris face all over the internet...

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