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Confirmed line-ups: Tottenham vs Arsenal: Partey starts for Gunners

By on December 6, 2020

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Arsenal take on Tottenham Hotspur in the North London Derby at the New Tottenham Stadium this afternoon.

Mikel Arteta has recalled his big guns after resting the majority of his preferred eleven for the Europa League win over Rapid Vienna on Thursday night but the big news is that Thomas Partey has been passed fit to return in midfield after recovering from a thigh injury.

Bernd Leno comes in for Alex Runarsson in goal while Gabriel, Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin all return in defence with Cedric Soares, Shkodran Mustafi and Sead Kolasinac making way. Rob Holding gets the nod alongside Gabriel with David Luiz missing out.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is obviously given a recall in attack after being rested for the Rapid Vienna game while Alexandre Lacazette keeps his place after impressing in the Europa League clash.

Granit Xhaka partners Partey in midfield while Willian and Bukayo Saka start in attack with Reiss Nelson missing out on a place in the squad.

As for Tottenham, it’s no surprise to see Harry Kane passed fit to start while Hugo Lloris has also recovered from an apparent illness to start in goal.

These are the teams for the game:

Arsenal

Leno, Bellerin, Gabriel, Holding, Tierney, Xhaka, Partey, Saka, Willian, Lacazette, Aubameyang.

Subs: Runarsson, Mustafi, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Ceballos, Willock, Nketiah.

Tottenham

Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Sissoko, Lo Celso, Bergwijn, Son, Kane.

Subs: Winks, Bale, Hart, Rodon, Lucas Moura, Davies, Vinicius

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