Tim Sherwood has riled Arsenal supporters forward of Sunday’s north London derby by choosing a mixed XI consisting solely of Tottenham gamers.
Spurs go into the match on the Emirates Stadium buoyed by the boldness of a seven-match win streak throughout all competitions, and constructed on final weekend’s spectacular Premier League victory over rivals Chelsea by beating Inter Milan 1-Zero within the Champions League on Wednesday.
Arsenal are additionally in assured temper, simply three factors behind Tottenham within the Premier League desk and having not tasted defeat in any competitors since August – a run of 18 video games.
However their type has finished nothing to shake the boldness of Sherwood that his former membership are stronger in each space of the pitch and are nicely outfitted to take all three factors on Sunday.
Explaining his choices, ex-Tottenham supervisor Sherwood instructed Sky Sports activities present ‘The Debate’: “I didn’t fear about Arsenal an excessive amount of.
“I attempted to look all over the place however I simply couldn’t discover any room for any Arsenal gamers. I’m not being biased however I simply couldn’t.
“On his day, [Mesut] Ozil will get into any facet however he doesn’t have sufficient of these good days.
“Even essentially the most hardened Arsenal followers can’t disagree. Hand on coronary heart I attempted to get in [Pierre-Emerick] Aubamayang perhaps however in the mean time I couldn’t match anybody in.
“I believe [Eric] Dier has to play as a result of it provides the crew leeway to play three on the again. I truthfully consider that’s the greatest match and obtainable mixed crew.”
Sherwood, who’s predicting a 3-1 win for Spurs, added: “For me will probably be a shock if Arsenal beat Tottenham on Sunday.”
Arsenal legend Paul Merson, on the opposite facet of the dialogue, solely picked two Gunners gamers in his mixed XI – Ozil and Aubameyang.
Final season Arsenal gained the corresponding fixture between the 2 golf equipment 2-0, with Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez scoring the objectives.
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