Arsenal Vs. Tottenham Hotspur, Lineups, Match Thread

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 20: Robin van Persie of Arsenal celebrates scoring their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at White Hart Lane on April 20, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Arsenal v. Tottenham
Kickoff: 1.30PM BT, 8.30AM ET, 5.30AM PT Sunday, February 26
Emirates Stadium, London N5 1BU
SBN's Tottenham webthing: Cartilage Free Captain
Form: Ars DWWbeatdownL | Tot WWDWD
TV Coverage: Fox Soccer Channel

So. It has come to this. We all know what is required; 3 points to make up for losing against Milan and Sunderland. To re-affirm our power over them. To remind them that they may finish ahead of Arsenal this season, but North London is still red (check it--Tottenham was part of Middlesex until 1963, for all of those Spurs fans moaning about our move from Woolwich all those years ago). The players have to give a better show than they have in the past couple of weeks; the manager has to make the right decisions. So, Arsenal. Please win, chaps. Please.

Teams!

Arsenal: Szczesny; Sagna, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Gibbs; Song, Arteta, Rosicky; Walcott, van Persie, Benayoun
Subs: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Miquel, Gervinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Park, Chamakh

Spurs: Friedel; Walker, Kaboul, King, Assoue-Ekotto; Kranjcar, Parker, Modric, Bale; Saha, Adebayor
Subs: Cudicini, Dawson, Rose, Sandro, Lennon, van der Vaart, Defoe

Personally, I like this lineup a lot. More creativity. Just wish Gervinho or Oxlade-Chamberlain was starting ahead of Walcott. Interesting to see Redknapp choose Kranjcar ahead of Lennon, presumably because van der Vaart isn't fit enough. Two strikers concerns me, but we do have Koscielny and Vermaelen back, together.


Comment below; remember, no racism (don't call Spurs 'Yids'), sexism, homophobia. Be nice to everyone, and, as always COME ON ARSENAL.

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