Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham vs Arsenal: Mauricio Pochettino's Best Available Spurs Lineup

Tottenham host Arsenal in the final north London derby of the season on Saturday, hoping to make amends for two defeats on the bounce.


Mauricio Pochettino has an almost full squad to pick from for Saturday's game, so predicting the XI may be difficult, considering how much the Argentine likes to rotate.


Here's how they may look for Saturday's clash.

1. Goalkeeper and Defenders

Hugo Lloris (GK) - A consistent performer, the French captain will start another north London derby hoping to put in a big shift against Arsenal's in-form attack. 


Serge Aurier (RB) - Kieran Trippier's calamitous own goal against Chelsea, along with Pochettino's habit of rotating his full backs, ensures the Ivorian is likely to start on Saturday. 


Toby Alderweireld (CB) - The big Belgian will hope to start, following his emission the last time the two played in the league. A dominant figure who improves the team when he features, Alderweireld's presence is a necessity.


Jan Vertonghen (CB) - Vertonghen is a doubt through injury after missing Wednesday's defeat, but Pochettino will hope the Belgian can pull through to start on Saturday. If he doesn't, Davinson Sanchez will likely step in.

 

Danny Rose (LB) - Ben Davies played on Wednesday, so expect to see Rose recalled to the squad. He scored a thumping volley on his debut against Arsenal and will be hoping to do something similar on Saturday.  

2. Midfielders

Harry Winks (CM) - The young Englishman has put in a string of fine midfield performances this season and will relish the challenge Arsenal represent. Has a hip problem and will be assessed ahead of the game.


Moussa Sissoko (CM) - An engine in the heart of midfield, the France international was on the fringes of the side last season but improved performances have seen him become a very important member of the Tottenham squad.


Christian Eriksen (CAM) - So often it is Eriksen's quality that is decisive. A big game performer, Eriksen will need to be at his brilliant best to overcome the Gunners. 

3. Forwards

Lucas Moura (RW) - The tricky Brazilian only made the bench against Chelsea but, following a quiet performance from Erik Lamela, Lucas will hope to take his chance in the side when Arsenal visit. 


Harry Kane (ST) - The joint top goal scorer in north London derbies alongside Emmanuel Adebayor, Kane will look to add on the penalty he scored against Arsenal in December. 


Son Heung-min (LW) - Arguably Tottenham's best performer so far this season, the South Korean is effective out wide or upfront. He will look to attack the right side of Arsenal's defence, which has been weak in recent weeks.