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Who would make it into your Arsenal/Spurs combined starting XI?

‘Spurs are closing the gap on Arsenal’. ‘The Spurs squad is stronger and more in depth than Arsenal’s’. ‘Their confidence is high and they’ll finish above Arsenal‘.

Is it the same old talk we’ve heard all before? Or do the Arsenal critics have a genuine point?

It’s worth reminding the pessimists that despite Arsenal’s seven year trophy drought, the Gunners are still historically superior than Andre Villas-Boas’ side. Here’s a few reasons why:

  • Tottenham haven’t won the league for almost 53 years.
  • They have had 13 managers in the last 15 years – Arsenal have had one.
  • The last major trophy Spurs won was in 1991.
  • Tottenham are currently playing in the Europa League, Europe’s second-rate competition. Arsenal are in their 15th straight season of Champions League football.


One way of finding out whether Tottenham’s squad is significantly stronger than Arsenal’s is by seeing how many players would get into the current Gunners’ starting XI.

Ahead of Saturday’s north London derby, we’d like to find out who you would put in your Arsenal and Spurs combined line-up.

Gooner Talk’s Arsenal & Spurs combined XI (based on recent form):

Friedel (Spurs), Sagna, Mertesacker, Vertonghen (Spurs), Gibbs, Wilshere, Sandro (Spurs), Cazorla, Bale (Spurs), Walcott, Giroud.

How many Spurs players, if any at all, would get into your starting XI? Leave your team selections in the comments section below. The highest-rated comments will be published on our social networking feeds!

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COYS
COYS
8 years ago

Friedel
Sagna Kaboul Vermaelen Vertonghen
Wilshire Sandro
Walcott Carzola Bale
Ade

Bench:
Giroud
Arteta
Lloris
Caulker
Lennon
Dembele
Gibbs

Paul
Paul
8 years ago

Giroud instead of Defoe or Ade…lol. Mertcrapper instead of Kaboul?…lol. Gibbs instead of Dembele?…lol

JMSPUR
JMSPUR
8 years ago

i generally agree with your team although i would have Caulker at CB & move Vertonghen to LB. Caulker has been playing really well considering how erratic Gallas has been and since Vert has been playing LB i personally think he has been alot better than gibbs. and theres no way Giroud would be in the team. defoe, Podolski, Ade anyone of them over him. im not saying hes been playing badly i just cant deal with the fact Giroud could be the best striker North London has to offer given the great attacking history of both clubs. and seeing… Read more »

chris
chris
8 years ago

Somebody must be crazy to leave arteta and the mert on the bench. In all arsenal still and will always have a better team. Just a couple of consistent performances and results will prove that no other club in the EPL has a better squad than arsenal except Man city

James
James
8 years ago

No Spurs players would make it into my XI, because they’re Spurs players.

Don
Don
8 years ago

Friedel

Sagna Gallas Mert Vertonghen

Wilshire Cazorla Dembele Bale

Defore Walcott

Picking players on form not reputation,Arteta TV Kos have been poor recently and Gibbs injured

Hasibullah
Hasibullah
8 years ago

………….Lloris
Sagna-Martesakar-Varmealen-Vertonghen
…….Wilshire-Arteta-Sandro
………Walcott-Defoe-Bale

Subs:
Friedel
Dempsey
Cazorla
Giroud
Walker

Clark
Clark
8 years ago

Gk Lloris
Rb Walker
Cb Kabul
Cb Vermaelen
Lb Vertongen
Rm Walcott
Cm Dembele
Cm Carzola
Lm Bale
St Defoe
St Adebayor

Bianco
Bianco
8 years ago

Friedel

Sagna Verm Caulker Vert

Sandro
Wilshire Dembele

Carzola Bale

Ade

However if Kaboul was fit and Walker was playing like last season, Sagna and Verm would be out. Also if BAE was fit he would go to left back and Super Jan would replace Caulker. Carzola is on the right as he needs to be in this squad and I dont rate Lennon or Walcott that much.

Michael
Michael
8 years ago

Forever in our shadow

Borris the spur
Borris the spur
8 years ago

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!! – Mertesacker ahead of any of our CB’s? – MUGS.

Cradders
Cradders
8 years ago

Friedel is the only one I would have in my Arsenal team, no one else

King Nothing
King Nothing
8 years ago

lloris

sagna – vermaelen – vertonghen – ekotto

parker – wilshere

chamberlain – cazorla – bale

adebayor

Theo
Theo
8 years ago

Friedel
Sagna Koscielny Vertonghen
Wilshere Coquelin Dembele
Cazorla Bale
Walcott Giroud

Szczesny, OC, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Defoe, Walker, Lennon

Izuchukwu Okosi
Izuchukwu Okosi
8 years ago

GK- Freidel
RB-Sagna
LB-Vertonghen
CB-Mertesacker
CB-Caulker
DM-Sandro
DM-Arteta
CAM-Cazorla
RCM-Walcott
LCM-Bale
STR-Defoe

sammy
sammy
8 years ago

friedel
Sagna Mertsacker Vengten Giibs
wishere arteta
walcott bale
carlozla
defoe

don west
don west
8 years ago

…………..frideil…………..

Sagna…metr…kab..vert

……sandro…wilshere…..

…Walc…carzola….bale…

……………giroud……………..

Livinus
8 years ago

I hv prefere fridel, sagna metersaccer vertohen n culuker. Dembel santi n wilshare. Bale grioud n walcot

Livinus
8 years ago

Only vertehem n bale cn come into my first team combination, others should comeup from bench if possible

Don
Don
8 years ago

@Cradders:

Who is better than Bale?Walcott

Tom
Tom
8 years ago

Gk:Lloris
Rb:walker
Cb:kaboul
Cb:caulker
Lb:vertonghen
Dm:Sandro
Dm:dembele
Lam:bale
Ram:Lennon
St:jermmmmmmmaaainnnneee

andy
andy
8 years ago

Gk: lloris
Rb: sagna
Cb: Kaboul
Cb: Vertonghen
Lb: Assou ekkotto
CDM: Sandro
Cm: dembele
Cm: Wilshere
Rw: Cazorla
St: Adebayor
Lw: bale
Bench
Sczezny
Vermaelen
Caulker
Arteta
Walcott
Defoe
Giroud

Blowdy
Blowdy
8 years ago

Friedel
Sagna Bosscielny Verminator assou-ekotto
Dembele Jacky
SantiCoz
Walcott Bale
Defoe

Subs
Giroud
Ade
Dempsey
Parker
Walker
Gervinho
Lloris

This team could contend for BPL and CL

Blowdy
Blowdy
8 years ago

Forgot about Poldi. He for sure makes the bench over one of the spuds.

He kinda gets the short end of the stick when the freak of nature aka Gareth bale is involved.

lloyd
lloyd
8 years ago

Lloris
Sagna-Mets-Verminator-vartonghen

Wilshere-Arteta
Walcott- Dembele- Santi
Podolski

bench:
shezzy
kos
ox
bale
lennon
sandro
walker

Arsenalist
Arsenalist
8 years ago

jesus christ is this the retarded arsenal fan forum or are you guys taking the piss..

the only spurs player who could make it into are starting 11 is bale and arguably Kaboul.

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