Arsenal host Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League 2022-23’s first North London derby at the Emirates Stadium. The fixture is scheduled to commence on October 01 at 5:00 PM IST.
Arsenal have made a terrific start to their season by winning six of their opening seven games, losing only one. Furthermore, this is the first time since their famous ‘Invincibles’ 2003/04 campaign when they won their first five fixtures of a Premier League campaign.
On the other hand, Tottenham Hotspur have also been a force to reckon this season. They are the only other unbeaten team besides Manchester City, winning five and drawing two.
ARS vs TOT Dream11 prediction
It is tough to separate the two sides based on their recent forms as they have made a superb beginning in their respective seasons. However, analyzing the past North London derbies, Mikel Arteta-led Arsenal can be backed to win this encounter.
They have the home advantage as Tottenham have struggled to play at the Emirates. In the last 29 league matches at the Gunners’ home ground, Spurs have won only once.
ARS vs TOT Dream11 team tips for Premier League 2022-23
Top tip: Best forward
Fantasy managers would prefer having both first-choice strikers Harry Kane and Gabriel Jesus in their teams, but it’s Harry Kane who has an edge given his goal-scoring record against Arsenal. The Englishman is the leading goalscorer in the North London derby history with 13 goals in 17 clashes. Moreover, he scored a brace when the two sides last met. This season, the 29-year-old has scored six goals and provided one assist.
Top tip: Best midfielder
Arsenal midfielder Bukayo Saka will be an ideal pick among midfielders. He has four assists and one goal in his last four Premier League matches. Furthermore, the 21-year-old has been selected by over 90% of the fantasy players given his fantasy points tally of 74, 67, 38, 43, 28, 28, and 32 in the recent games.
Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper
Arsenal’s William Saliba will be our recommendation from the defenders’ role. In addition to performing defensive duties, he has been a threat in the opposition box as well and has two goals along with an assist to show for it. He scored a goal in a 3-0 win over Brentford in the last Premier League match. Also, he has an accurate passing percentage of 93%, which will keep Spurs’ attackers at bay.
Given Tottenham’s poor record at Emirates, Arsenal Goalie Aaron Ramsdale gets the nod ahead of Hugo Lloris. The former has kept three clean sheets as compared to Loris’ two and is likely to make more blocks, saves, and interceptions, adding important points to his tally.
ARS vs TOT probable playing XI
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Aaron Ramsdale; Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel, Kieran Tierney; Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka; Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli; Gabriel Jesus
Tottenham Hotspur (3-4-2-1): Hugo Lloris; Cristian Romero, Eric Dier, Clement Lenglet; Emerson Royal, Rodrigo Bentancur, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Ivan Perisic; Richarlison, Heung min Son; Harry Kane
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