Published: Fri, August 30, 2019
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Arsenal vs Tottenham: Unai Emery hints at starting Aubameyang, Pepe, Lacazette

Arsenal vs Tottenham: Unai Emery hints at starting Aubameyang, Pepe, Lacazette

Having used a 4-2-3-1 formation in the opening two games of the new season, Arsenal switched to a narrow diamond midfield for their trip to face Liverpool last weekend.

"I would rather we just go there with the potency that we have and show them this is what Arsenal are about now, this is how we are moving forward".

Tottenham Hotspur head into Sunday's north London derby badly in need of the injection of confidence a Premier League victory over old rivals Arsenal would surely bring.

But he said: "We are not speaking about the possibility for Mesut to leave".

The Egypt worldwide, who racked up 27 goals across all competitions last season, has now scored three goals in three league games this term.

Arsenal are scheduled to host Spurs at Emirates on Sunday, September 1, in a match both sides will be looking to return to winning ways.

'He is progressing physically and training with normal work for us.

It is a blockbusting early-season game and one that Emery says the whole world will be watching.

"He is going to be closer to us and he will be available on Sunday".

Errors by David Luiz last week were very costly and that has been the hallmark of Arsenal for the last couple of years, silly avoidable mistakes in defence, they must be cut out.

Spanish manager Unai Emery may be tempted to go with a three-pronged attack for the first time with new arrival Nicolas Pepe impressing on the right wing and forming a potentially potent trident with Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

"Before the game I was hoping to see [Alexandre] Lacazette, Pepe and Aubameyang, as I believe that Liverpool playing with a high line were there for the taking and I was really excited about that".

'It's the rationale I used to be talking about it not being regular that we end two weeks in the past in Europe as a result of the squad shouldn't be utterly closed for us in the intervening time.

There is more of course, but by getting these four things right Arsenal will give themselves a clear advantage I am positive about that.

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