Arsenal vs Tottenham
This week brings the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.
On Wednesday night, Arsenal will take on Tottenham in yet another north London derby.
These sides met just a few weeks ago in the Premier League.
On that occasion Arsenal beat Spurs 4-2.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in that match, while Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira also found the target.
Eric Dier and Harry Kane scored for Spurs.
How Tottenham can beat Arsenal
In his weekly column in the Daily Mail, Jamie Redknapp – a former Tottenham midfielder – has offered his advice on how Tottenham can beat Arsenal.
For Redknapp it’s all down to team selection.
Mauricio Pochettino is told to field his strongest XI to ensure Spurs reach the final four:
Pochettino must resist any temptations to rest players. Arsenal themselves are thin on the ground in defence, lost their unbeaten record and will have had 24 hours less preparation time than their rivals.
Tottenham have to pick the strongest team and find a way to grind out victory.
Pochettino has previously dismissed this competition but silverware is the only gap on his c.v. Win at the Emirates and Spurs will prove they are ready to win a trophy.
Arsenal & Tottenham’s injuries
Over the weekend, both Arsenal and Tottenham lost key players.
The Gunners were beaten 3-2 at Southampton on Sunday.
Hector Bellerin was subbed out of the Saints game at halftime due to injury.
Unai Emery later revealed that Bellerin suffered a calf injury which will keep the defender out of action for “some weeks”.
Eric Dier will also be out of action for several weeks for Tottenham.
Dier had surgery over the weekend to remove his appendix.
📰 @ericdier has undergone surgery to remove his appendix.
He will now undergo a period of recovery before commencing rehabilitation and it is expected he will return to training with the squad in January.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 16, 2018