Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur: Ozil misses out with back injury

first_imgArsenal know a win on Sunday against Tottenham will see them leapfrog their near neighbours in the table, and potentially move them up to third depending on other results.Last time out in the league the Gunners beat Bournemouth 2-1, and also enjoyed a midweek Europa League victory against Vorskla on Thursday night.Tottenham also tasted European success during the week when they beat Inter, meaning they can qualify for the next round of the Champions League with a win in their final group game. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Mauricio Pochettino’s men are hoping to win a third London derby in a row in the Premier League, following recent victories against Crystal Palace and Chelsea. If they can claim three points from the Emirates it will bring an end to an 18-game unbeaten run for Arsenal. Game Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur Date Sunday, December 2 Time 2:05pm GMT / 9:05am ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream NBCSN fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on Sky Sports Main Event and livestreamed on Sky GO Extra. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Main Event Sky GO Extra  Squads & Team News Position Arsenal players Goalkeepers Cech, Leno, Martinez Defenders Bellerin, Sokratis, Lichtsteiner, Holding, Mustafi, Kolasinac Midfielders Elneney, Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Ozil, Torreira, Maitland-Niles, Iwobi, Guendouzi, Xhaka Forwards Lacazette, Aubameyang Alexandre Lacazette has not recovered in time to make the starting XI having suffered a groin injury while Mesut Ozil misses out having suffered a back spasm.Emery made 10 changes to his side for the midweek game against Vorskla, but has reverted to a similar side that started the last Premier League match.The Gunners will also be without long-term absentees Laurent Koscielny, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Nacho Monreal and Danny Welbeck.Confirmed Arsenal XI: Leno; Holding, Sokratis, Mustafi, Kolasinac; Bellerin, Torreira, Xhaka, Kolasinac; Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang Position Tottenham players Goalkeepers Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga Defenders Rose, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Walker-Peters, Foyte, Aurier, Davies Midfielders Son, Winks, Wanyama, Nkoudou, Dier, Sissoko, Alli, Eriksen, Moura Forwards Kane, Llorente Erik Lamela will miss out after picking up a thigh injury in the midweek Champions League win against Inter.The winger joins Kieran Trippier, Davison Sanchez and Mousa Dembele on the Spurs injury list.However, Mauricio Pochettino has selected Jan Vertonghen for his first Premier League match since September.The defender played the full 90 minutes against Inter on Wednesday night and will start alongside Juan Foyth at the heart of defence.Confirmed Tottenham XI: Lloris, Aurier, Foyth, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Sissoko; Son, Alli, Eriksen; KaneBetting & Match Odds There’s little between the two sides in the eyes of the bookmakers. Bet365 have Arsenal down as very marginal favourites with odds of 13/8, while Tottenham are priced at 17/10. A draw can be backed at 13/5.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Christian Eriksen Tottenham 2018-19In recent years the two sides have taken a relatively even share of the results in this fixture. In the last eight meetings, the Gunners have won two, Spurs three and there have been three draws between the sides.However at the Emirates, Arsenal have tended to enjoy the upper-hand against their rivals, and they have not been beaten at home by Tottenham since 2010.One thing this fixture almost certainly provides is goals – there hasn’t been a scoreless game between the two in the last 21 meetings.The pair are also two of the top scoring sides in the league, and with top-class attackers like Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan on show it could be raining goals at the Emirates.Sunday’s game is also the first in a triple header of north London derbies in the next few months, with the sides meeting later in December in the League Cup, before they square-off again in the Premier League later in March.The two sides have a busy December ahead of them, and will face nine games this month. Both sides will be aiming to start it with a win at the Emirates on Sunday. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more