Arsenal Predicted XI: We predict Mikel Arteta’s starting XI as his side take the short trip to Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby this afternoon.

This afternoon’s encounter is a massive game for both clubs, but you feel it has extra importance for Arteta and his Arsenal side at this moment in time.

The North Londoners currently sit in 14th place in the Premier League table, but all three points today could see them rise quite a few places depending on other results.

A Premier League win is easier said that done though, with Arteta’s side only winning four of their opening ten league matches this term.

Their opponents and arch-rivals Tottenham will know a victory will put them back to the top of the Premier League table and bragging rights across north London.

But which players will Arteta pick to try and secure an important three points this afternoon?

Here we predict the Spaniard’s starting Arsenal XI to take on Spurs…

One of the easiest predictions is that Bernd Leno will be between the sticks for Arsenal, The German is Arteta’s undisputed first-choice and has started all ten Premier League matches so far this term. He will be aiming to keep a fourth clean sheet in this encounter.

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