Arsenal will play hosts to Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night looking to bounce back from their narrow 3-2 loss against Southampton last weekend. The Gunners have already managed to beat their local rivals once this season so they should be confident about their chances of repeating the feat in midweek.
Unai Emery might choose to go for a 4-3-3 set-up on Wednesday, but the Spaniard would be without the services of Hector Bellerin, Sead Kolasinac, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Shkodran Mustafi who are all significant doubts for this contest.
Both Dinos Mavropanos and Rob Holding remain long-term casualties which will stretch Arsenal’s resources even more during the busy Christmas period when fixtures come thick and fast in the Premier League.
Petr Cech will start in goal for the Gunners on Wednesday night as Emery opts to rotate his squad to cope with fixture congestion. The central-half pair of Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Laurent Koscielny might resume their partnership at the heart of the Gunners defence for this upcoming League Cup encounter against Tottenham Hotspur.
Carl Jenkinson could be asked to put in a tireless shift at right-back while Ainsley Maitland-Niles would hope to use his pace effectively down the left flank. Arsenal’s remarkable unbeaten run came to an end last weekend so Emery would be hoping for a quick response from his players.
The midfield duo of Joe Willock and Mohamed Elneny had a solid game versus Qarabag last week so Emery might opt to give them another chance to impress on Wednesday
The terrific trio of Alex Iwobi, Mesut Ozil and Eddie Nketiah might lineup ahead of them as they aim to create some good opportunities for Lacazette up top.