So. Arsenal go to Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow, and Kevin McCauley of SBNation's Spurs blog Cartilage Free Captain was good enough to answer a few questions about Arsenal's local rivals for us. Come below the jump for all the five questions action! Fizz! Pow!
1) Coming into the final stretch of the season, Spurs look to be in relatively good health. Ledley King, Steven Pienaar, Alan Hutton, and Jonathan Woodgate are all out. Wilson Palacios could return. Do you think he will, and what formation and lineup do you think Spurs will use?
KM: Right now, Palacios is definitely out, while Pienaar has returned to training. I'm not sure either's status is terribly relevant, since I don't believe either player would start the match even if they were fully fit. I expect a 4-4-1-1 formation with Peter Crouch up front, Rafael van der Vaart behind him, Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale wide, and Luka Modric partnering Tom Huddlestone in the center.
2) Given Arsenal's recent trouble breaking down determined, tightly packed defenses, do you think Harry Redknapp will look to play defense first and break sharply on the counter, or will he play a more attacking, fluid style, especially as Spurs are at home? One can't imagine him playing for a draw.