Battle for 2nd
Arsenal and Tottenham face the already relegated Aston Villa and Newcastle respectively, battling it out for 2nd spot behind shock runaway champions Leicester City.
Mauricio Pochettino’s young Spurs side need only a point away at Newcastle United to secure their first finish above rivals Arsenal in over 20 years.
The Gunners have never finished below Tottenham in the Premier League under Arsene Wenger and will finally lose the bragging rights if results don’t go their way today.
Arsenal are massive favourites to beat an Aston Villa team who have failed to win a game in over three months.
Confirmed line ups for Arsenal v Aston Villa
Arsenal XI: Cech, Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Cazorla; Sanchez, Ozil, Wilshere; Giroud.
Subs: Ospina, Gibbs, Arteta, Ramsey, Elneny, Campbell, Iwobi.
Aston Villa XI: Bunn, Lyden, Lescott, Toner, Cissokho; Sanchez, Westwood, Gana; Bacuna, Ayew, Sinclair.
Subs: Guzan, Richards, Adama, Gil, Hepburn-Murphy, Gestede, Grealish
Confirmed line ups for Newcastle v Tottenham
Newcastle XI: Darlow, Janmaat, Mbemba, Taylor, Dummett, Sissoko, Colback, Tiote, Townsend, Wijnaldum, Mitrovic.
Subs: Cisse, De Jong, Shelvey, Aarons, Perez, Woodman, Sterry
Tottenham XI: Lloris (c), Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Mason; Lamela, Eriksen, Son; Kan
Subs: Vorm, Rose, Wimmer, Carroll, Chadli, Onomah, Clinton
Arsenal forwards Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez will hope to run riot against the undeniably worst team in the Premier League. Making his very first start of the season, all eyes will be on 24-year-old midfielder Jack Wilshere, who is reportedly still in contention to make Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2016 squad. Aston Villa have no key players because they’re s***.
Leading Sergio Aguero and Jamie Vardy in the Premier League goal charts, Tottenham striker Harry Kane will be hoping to add to his already impressive tally of 25 goals at St James. Park this afternoon.