TOT vs ARS Dream11: North London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal are set to clash today in their final friendly of the season. It may be billed as friendly, but we know how fiery the battles between the two sides can get. The future of a certain Harry Kane is still the talk of the town at Spurs. They are coming on the back of a 2-2 draw against Chelsea, where Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn cancelled a Hakim Ziyech brace.
Arsenal’s last fixture was also against London rivals Chelsea. They lost 1-2 thanks to strikes from Kai Havertz and Tammy Abraham. The Gunners are winless in their last three matches and would be looking to end the preseason on a high. They are destined to do well this season with no European fixtures and some shrewd singings from Mikel Arteta. Arsenal visits Brentford to kickstart their premier league campaign on 14th August while Spurs hosts Man City on 15th.
Date: August 8, Sunday
Kick-Off: AM (IST)
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
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The last five meetings between the two sides have all come in the premier league. Tottenham has won twice, while Arsenal won once. Two games ended in score draws.
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Injury Report and Unavailability: Ryan Sessegnon will miss the game through injury. Harry Kane should sit this one out as he has not reported in training yet. Tanguy Ndombele is also doubtful. There are no other injury concerns.
Expected Changes and Strategy: H Lloris should be starting at goal, while M Doherty, J Rodon, E Dier, S Reguilón are expected to start in defence. H Winks, P Hojberg, and D Alli could feature in the midfield region. The forward players pick themselves. H Son Should start up front flanked by S Bergwijn and L Moura.
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Hugo Lloris, Matt Doherty, Joe Rodon, Eric Dier, Sergio Reguilón, Harry Winks, Pierre-Emile Hojberg, Lucas Moura, Dele Alli, Steven Bergwijn, Heung-Min Son.
Injury Report and Unavailability: Arsenal will be without Thomas Partey, who is injured, while Gabriel Magalhaes is also doubtful. Gabriel Martinelli is representing Brazil at the Tokyo Olympics.
Expected Changes and Strategy: B Leno should be starting at goal, while C Chambers, B White, P Mari, K Tierney are expected to form the backline. M Elneny should slot in with G Xhaka at the centre of the park. N Pepe and P Aubameyang should start out wide with E Smith Rowe behind striker A Lacazette.
Bernd Leno, Calum Chambers, Ben White, Pablo Mari, Kieran Tierney, Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka, Nicolas Pepe, Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette.
Son Heung-Min can punish the visitor’s defence. The South Korean amassed 17 goals and 11 assists last term. He is an unbelievable finisher and has good pre-season form behind him with two goals and two assists in three games.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be pivotal for the away side. The Arsenal captain had a quiet season last term but still returned with ten goals and three assists. He more often than not shows up in big games. He is on penalties too.
Kieran Tierney could be an interesting differential pick. The Scottish international bombs forward frequently and has a great left foot. He had a goal and four assists last season from 26 appearances.
GK: B Leno
DEF: E Dier, K Tierney, S Reguilon
MID: G Xhaka, D Alli, S Bergwijn, E Smith Rowe
FOR: H Son, P Aubameyang, N Pepe
Where to Watch: The match will be available on the Spurs and Arsenal websites and club apps.
Tottenham Hotspur will once again start this game without Harry Kane. Arsenal will be hoping to finally get a win under their belt ahead of the season. The TOT vs ARS Today Match Prediction odds are in favour of a score draw.