Tottenham vs Arsenal – Premier League preview and team news

Tottenham and Arsenal will be aiming to bounce back from recent disappointments when they meet in another crucial North London derby.

It has been a chastening week for Tottenham, with Head Coach Tim Sherwood having plenty to say about his side’s mentality following a second half collapse at Chelsea, where the defending left a lot to be desired. After appearing to write off the club’s chances of Champions League qualification, Sherwood then watched as Spurs were outclassed at home by Benfica in the Europa League.

It gets no easier for the 45-year-old as they now come up against an Arsenal side who will be desperate to end the season as strongly as possible after their European challenge ended in Munich on Tuesday. They are favourites to win the FA Cup, but the Gunners still have the Premier League in their sights, and this marks the beginning of a run of fixtures which could decide their fate, with games against Chelsea and Manchester City to follow.

The hosts have Younes Kaboul available after they successfully appealed against his sending off at Chelsea. Despite that, fellow defenders Vlad Chiriches and Michael Dawson are out.

Mesut Ozil became the latest big-name Arsenal player to be struck down by injury when he was forced off in Munich, but Nacho Monreal and Yaya Sanogo could be fit enough to play a part.

See what the expert tipsters at OLBG are tipping on Tottenham v Arsenal

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