Arsenal Vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 2012 Premier League: Lineups

We'll be kicking off at the Emirates Stadium in just a little while, where high-flying Tottenham Hotspur travel to Arsenal as something perilously approaching favourites for the first time in Premier League history. The Gunners will be desperate for a win in order to keep pace with Chelsea in the battle for fourth place, while Spurs will be looking to cement their surprising status as title contenders - as well as earn a few more bragging rights.

Arsene Wenger has sprung a bit of a surprise in his starting eleven, opting to field Yossi Benayoun as a wide forward in place of Gervinho or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but there's nothing particularly out of the ordinary from Tottenham. With Rafael van der Vaart and Aaron Lennon not yet ready to start, Harry Redknapp's going with Louis Saha and Niko Kranjcar in their places.

Arsenal starting lineup (4-3-3): Wojciech Szczesny; Kieran Gibbs, Thomas Vermaelen, Laurent Koscielny, Bacary Sagna; Alex Song, Tomas Rosicky, Mikel Arteta; Yossi Benayoun, Robin van Persie, Theo Walcott.

Substitutes from: Lukasz Fabianski, Park Chu-Young, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Carl Jenkinson, Gervinho, Marouane Chamakh, Ignasi Miquel.

Tottenham Hotspur starting lineup (4-4-2): Brad Freidel; Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Ledley King, Younes Kaboul, Kyle Walker; Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, Scott Parker, Niko Kranjcar; Emmanuel Adebayor, Louis Saha.

Substitutes from: Carlo Cudicini, Michael Dawson, Danny Rose, Aaron Lennon, Sandro, Rafael van der Vaart, Jermaine Defoe.

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