Lucas starts: Tottenham team news as Nuno makes 3 changes
Tottenham team news vs Arsenal.
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Tottenham travel to Arsenal today in what will be a hotly anticipated North London derby.
With a win over the Gunners, Spurs can go within two points of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.
However, they face the small matter of 90 minutes at The Emirates this afternoon.
For the most part, this is a predictable lineup from Nuno Espirito Santo.
Hugo Lloris returns in goal after Pierluigi Gollini deputised in the Carabao Cup.
In defence, Eric Dier starts again.
Davinson Sanchez coming in alongside him, though, in place of Cristian Romero.
Sergio Reguilon is still in at left-back.
At right-back, Japhet Tanganga starts ahead of Emerson Royal.
The midfield battle is where this game will likely be won and lost.
Nuno Espirito Santo will know this and has opted for a creative trio.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg starts at the base of the three, with Tanguy Ndombele and Dele Alli ahead of him.
Tottenham team news vs Arsenal
This will give Spurs plenty of creative options as they look to make chances for the front three.
In attack, as expected, Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son, the Lilywhites star pairing, both start.
However, the third of the front three was a spot up for grabs given Lucas’ return to fitness and Bryan Gil’s impressive midweek display.
Nuno has opted for Lucas today, though, yet Gil could still star from the bench.
Speaking of the bench, Nuno has options should he need to make changes.
As well as Gil, Nuno has the likes of Giovani Lo Celso and youngster Dane Scarlett to call upon if needed.
This will undoubtedly be a really tough game for the Lilywhites, but they have the firepower to win it.
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