Petr Cech or Daniel Ospina? Wenger delays keeper decision for Spurs clash

Hope Soto
February 9, 2018

Aubameyang starred and scored on his Premier League debut against Everton, while Lacazette sat on the bench, but Wenger is not particularly anxious about his compatriot's mindset after getting dropped. "He played, they suspended him for two or three games", the Frenchman told reporters on Thursday. But, still, they had to wait.

The Spurs took four points from their two fixtures against Manchester United and Liverpool, and forward Harry Kane became the second-fastest player in the Premier League era to score 100 goals.

But Pochettino has refused to confirm whether or not the player will feature when Spurs host London rivals Arsenal on the weekend.

Whether than can do that remains to be seen, but despite their inconsistency there's unquestionably more adaptability to the team.

The Arsenal manager will face Spurs for the 52nd time in his 22 years as Arsenal manager. It had never before happened since Arsène Wenger took over at Arsenal in 1996.

Much has changed at the Emirates Stadium since then. Wenger tried to address it by signing Jamie Vardy a couple of years ago but was rejected. The lack of an established holding midfielder at Arsenal may well also play a part in this game.

The Gabon global signed for the north London side on transfer deadline day last week, just days after Mkhitaryan completed his move from Manchester United as part of the deal which saw Alexis Sanchez head in the other direction.

Arsene Wenger has weighed in to the debate over diving following Mauricio Pochettino's comments about "tricking the opponent".

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On the red side of town, change is already happening.

He has no doubt that Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will repeat the excellent performance they showed against Everton.

'I don't think he would.

In Janaury he said: "My commitment is massive in this club". I'm not going to change my opinion. "Santi was an exceptional football player".

For now, Pochettino and Wenger remain in place, one adored, one once adored.

There is, however, more than that at stake this season.

More than local bragging rights are on offer with Arsenal trailing fifth-placed Spurs by four points in the race for a return to the Champions League place with just 12 Premier League games of the season remaining.

Both team are known for their creativity but who wins the individual head-to-heads?

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