Tottenham v Arsenal team news: Unai Emery benches Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for derby clash

first_img Comment Tottenham v Arsenal team news: Unai Emery benches Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for derby clash Arsenal star Mesut Ozil was benched for the north London derby in December (Picture: Getty)Arsenal manager Unai Emery has benched Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the north London derby against Tottenham.German playmaker Ozil made his first Premier League start in almost a month on Wednesday night, scoring and providing an assist in the 5-1 win over Southampton.Ozil has fallen out of favour at the Emirates this season and will have to make do on the Arsenal bench today, having also missed December’s match against Spurs.Aubameyang also features on the Gunners’ bench, with in-form Alexandre Lacazette starting up front.ADVERTISEMENT🚨 NORTH LONDON DERBY TEAM NEWS 🚨🔘 @LacazetteAlex starts🔘 Granit Xhaka returns🔘 @HenrikhMkh keeps his place#NLD #TOTARS— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) March 2, 2019 Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 2 Mar 2019 11:33 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link341Shares #THFC: Lloris (C), Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Wanyama, Sissoko, Eriksen, Son, [email protected] odds (18+) – https://t.co/8BfKHCakHw #COYS ⚪️ #NorthLondonDerby pic.twitter.com/nAEW7x78N4— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 2, 2019center_img Speaking about Ozil in his pre-match press conference, Emery praised the ‘amazing’ German after he produced his trademark bounce finish against the Saints.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Each player has their skills,’ Emery said. ‘Ozil has the confidence to shoot like that‘I think it’s amazing that football can have players can have this skill and do different things on the pitch.’Lucas Torreira will also start the match on the sidelines, with Emery retaining faith in French youngster Matteo Guendouzi.For Spurs, Jan Vertonghen is fit enough to start despite his recent problems, while Harry Winks misses the north London derby through injury.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Advertisementlast_img

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