You’re the Boas: Pick your Spurs team vs Arsenal

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Tottenham Hotspur take on Arsenal on Sunday at The Emirates in our first North London derby of the season.

AVB has been busy during the summer transfer window with plenty of new faces and departures in and out of White Hart Lane.

If you were AVB, what would your Spurs starting eleven be to face Arsenal on Sunday? Leave your team selection below.

Here’s what we have come up with:-

Lloris

Walker Vertonghen Dawson Rose

Capoue

Townsend Dembele Paulinho Sigurdsson

Soldado

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75 COMMENTS

  1. Lloris
    Walker, Kaboul, Dawson, Vertonghen
    Capoue, Sandro
    Townsend, Holtby, chadli
    Soldado

    Bench: Friedal, Rose, Chiriches, Lamela, Eriksen, Dembele, Defoe

  2. I’d go with a 4231 formation

    ………lloris………..

    Walker….kaboul….vert…. Rose

    …… Capoue…paulinho …….

    Lamela……holtby……eriksen /Townsend

    ………………soldado………..

  3. Same team that started against Swansea (ie. Chadli in for Siggy on your team sheet). New signings on the bench as they wont have had enough time to prepare. I think Townsend’s form means he deserves to keep his place.

    • I agree with this team. Siggy is becoming like a ad relationship hot & cold. I like the player but my issue with AVB is to decided where his best playing position is. If he is surplus sell the player or send him out on loan.

  4. I think holtby played outstanding on Thursday and gives us creative option as well as being fairly adept at defending!! Great to have against arsenal

  5. Lloris
    walker vertonghen kaboul rose
    capoue dembele
    townend holtby lamela
    soldado
    as much as i like eriksen i dont think he should play in such an intense game he is not strong or expierienced enough to handle a full 90 minutes, and dawson is too slow and weak to stifle arsenal

  6. nice looking team there sam, was thinkg bout it yesterday mad how we can field a brilliant team mainly out of our new players. Agree with the team mentioned above rather see holdtby then siggy though tbh. maybe verts lb n kab cb

  7. Lloris
    Walker Dawson Kaboul Vertonghen
    Capoue
    Paulinho Dembele
    Townsend. Chadli
    Soldado
    With holtby for Dembele
    And Lamela for chadli at 45-60 mins

  8. 4-2-3-1

    Lloris

    Walker – Dawson – Vertonghen – Rose

    Paulinho – Dembele

    Lamela – Eriksen – Chadli

    Soldado

    Eriksen has shown extreme stamina by being one of the players who ran by far, most km in last seasons CL.

    This is my version of a Spurs Dreamteam.

  9. Lloris,
    Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Rose
    Paulinho, Capoue
    Lamela, Eriksen, Chadli
    Soldado

    Bench: Defoe, Sigurdsson, Chiriches, Sandro, Dembele, Friedel, Holtby

  10. This will be the team:

    Lloris

    Walker Dawson Vertonghen Rose

    Paulinho Capoue Dembele

    Townsend Soldado Chadli

    The new signings can’t start such a huge game, they won’t have the understanding. We might see them from the bench.

  11. I think Siggy has been a bit of weak link in recent weeks. He tends to drift central clogging it up. While this does allow Rose forward, to our benefit admittedly, it's something we have to be wary of considering the threat of Walcott and Wenger's willingness to rely on the counterattack in recent weeks. I'd opt for Chadil instead as he stays wide and has shown a willingness to get back.

    Would be surprised if any of Friday's holy trinity featured, but a place for Holtby doesn't seem out of the question. I think I would give Holtby a game instead of Townsend, ushering Kyle up the pitch (load knows his pace will see him back to quell any danger) and allowing Paulinho to operate to his full function as a box-to box player. In my opinion this would leave us with great cover and great option s going forward.

    How about this:

    Lloris
    Walker Dawson Vertongen Rose
    Capoue Dembele
    Holtby Paulinho Chadil
    Soldado

    Bench: Friedel, Kaboul, Fryers, Sandro, Carrol, Defoe, Lamela

  12. Lloris

    Walker Kaboul Dawson Vertongen

    Paulihno Capoue

    Chadli Dembele Lamela

    Soldaldo

    Bench:

    Friedel
    Chiriches
    Rose
    Sandro
    Eriksen
    Hotlby
    Defoe

  13. Deary me, I forgot all about Townsend (the joy of such a full and talented squad). On the bench for either Lamela or Carroll I guess

  14. A lot of people playing Vertonghen at left back. Personally, as capable as he is there, i think Rose may be able to cope with Walcott’s pace better. Not to mention, we lose a lot by moving Vertonghen from his more natural centre back position.

  15. Lloris, walker, kaboul, dawson, vertonghen, capoue, paulinho, dembele, sandro, soldado, eriksen.Bench: Friedel, defoe, lamela, chirches, holtby, carroll, rose.

  16. (4-3-3)Loris; Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Rose, Capoue, Paulinho, Dembele, Lennon, Sigurdsson, Soldado.

    Bench: Friedel, Kaboul, Sandro, Lamela, Townsend, Chadli, Defoe.

    Still think it is too early to throw all the new boys into the squad for such a big game. Not sure if Lennon will be fit. If he is not start Sigurdsson on the right and play Chadli from the left. put Holtby on the bench

  17. Depending on Lamela being fit maybe on bench. Kaboul if ok from Thursday.
    Lloris
    Walker, Dawson, kaboul/vert, vert/rose
    Capoue, dembele
    Townsend, paulinio, chadil/Lamela
    Soldado

  18. Lloris

    Walker – Kaboul – Dawson – Vertonghen

    Sandro – Capoue

    Townsend – Paulinho – Chadli
    (Lennon if fit) Eriksen (if signed in time)
    Lamela

    Soldado

    Need as many derby experienced players as possible until team gels once the transfer window has closed as never know who else may arrive. Exciting times, although think we should try to get Kaka thrown into the Bale deal to give added experience, especially for the champions league next season.

  19. Would love to have Sandro with Capoue in there as the engine room..they would kill Wilshire and Ramsey for power and pace and intensity! Looks like the beast is only working his way back to fitness though so I’d go with:

    4-2-3-1: Lloris – Walker,Kaboul,Jan,Rose – Capoue,Dembele – Townsend,Paulinho,Chadli,Soldado.

    With Lamela and Eriksen given a run in the last 30 minutes to freshen it up and stretch the grooners. Siggy looks like hes feeling sorry for himself these days.Holtby still a part to play too

  20. Lloris

    Walker. Dawson. Vertonghen. Rose

    Capoue. Paulinho

    Lamela. Eriksen. Townsend

    Soldado

    Defoe, siggurdson, holtby, lennon, dembele, kaboul, naughton

  21. Lloris

    Walker

    Rose

    Dawson

    Vertonghen

    Capoue

    Dembele

    Paulinho

    Soldado

    Chadli

    Lamela

    Friedel

    Kaboul

    Chiriches

    Sandro

    Holtby

    Eriksen

    Defoe

  22. Lloris

    Walker Dawson. Kaboul Vertonghen

    Capoue. Paulinho.

    Townsend. Dembele. Holtby

    Soldado

    As many ppl have said in previous comments, I doubt we can play our 3 new guys on Sunday from the start (if at all) as they'll only have trained once (today) if that. Having said that, I believe they have all had a full pre-season so should be in great shape and they have so much quality they may be able to come on in the 2nd half and still produce a (individual) game changing performance.

    I criticised Levy at the end of last season for his recent lack of spending but he has completely, 100%, proved me wrong and has supported AVB with some brilliant signings and fantastic negotiation skills. Trying to pick a starting 11 is now more like fantasy football……..and I LOVE IT lol. There were 9 changes to Thursdays team and it was still a really good starting 11, add in our 3 newbies and we have real strength and depth to our squad (plus there are rumours of another 2 players coming in before Monday). Hopefully this will mean we won't have the same performance drop off in January and February like we had in the last few years…….it's a very exciting time to be a Spurs fan, if we gel quickly I think a title challenge isn't out of the question, if not this year, definitely next year!! COYS,

  23. Lloris
    Walker dawson Vertonghen rose
    Capoue
    Paulinho
    Dembele
    Townsend soldado chadli
    Bench: friedel, Naughton, Kaboul, Holtby, Sandro, Defoe, lamela
    I'm not sure eriksen signed on the dotted line soon enough to be included, but if he has then mabe drop Naughton from the bench? Equally maybe chriches instead of naughts

  24. Lloris
    Walker Daws Vertonghen Rose
    Paulinho Capoue
    Townsend Dembele Chadli
    Soldado
    (Eriksen and Lamela to get 25/30 mins when we're hopefully cruising)
    COYS!

  25. Lloris
    Bonzo Daws(c) Jan Rose
    Capoue Mousa
    Andros Chadli
    (Rushcroft Posse)
    Iceman
    Soldier
    BENCH: Friedel-Naughton-Chiriches/Kaboul* -Paulinho/Sandro* -Lamela/Lennon* -Erikson/Holtby*-JD.
    Kaboul,Sandro,Lennon&Holtby not risked as they're coming back from injuries still and not 100%.
    Respect to current players ie Dembele and Ice man and not as some people have on here; outed all of our regular starters just to include Lamela and Erikson-NOT IN THIS GAME AS STARTERS IT'LL BE BRUTAL.better to bring on as impact towards the end to keep pressing them and holding possession.Let's not forget they are;1-desperate to beat us just as much,2-are at home&3-DON'T have the concerns of intergrating new players.(Are actually odds on to beat us at most bookies(!?!)
    CANNOT SEE HOW CAPOUE CAN NOT PLAY TOMORROW-HE IS IMMENSE AND WILL DEFO START IMO.
    WHAT A FUCKING SQUAD OMG!
    There IS now NO REASON WHY THFC cannot seriously compete in 4 competitions this year.
    BRING ON THE CL AND THE DEMISE OF THE gooners!
    I'M LOVING IT!
    COYS!!

  26. Spurs should have bought in a new left back for this game. Hopefully they will get someone in before the end of the transfer window.

  27. Formation:4-2-3-1.

    Gk: Lloris Rb: Walker Cb:Vertonghen cb: Chiriches/ Kaboul

    Lb: Rose Cdm: Capoue Cdm: Paulinho

    Cam/Cf Eriksen LF: Chadli/Townsend Rf: Lamela

    St: Soldado :) near abouts I hope very good squad depth

    Hard to choose what team AVB will pick to

    Many options Hahahaha . :)

  28. ——————–lloris—————–

    walker – dawson – kaboul – vertonghen

    ——————capoue—————

    townsend – eriksen – paulinho – lamella

    —————–soldado—————

  29. Lloris
    Walker Dawson Vertonghen Rose
    Capoue Paulinho
    Townsend Sigurdsson Chadli
    Soldado

    SUBS: Friedel, Naughton, Kaboul, Sandro, Dembélé, Holtby, Defoe

    Lennon not fit yet.

  30. Lloris, Walker, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Rose, Capoue, Paulinho, Dembele, Townsend, Chadli, Soldado. Bench: Friedel, Dawson, Naughton, Sandro, Lamela, Holtby, Defoe.

  31. loris
    walker kaboul vert rose
    paulinho capoue
    chadli dembele townsend
    soldado
    bench
    brad lamela sandro holtby erikson daws defoe
    for me daws prefers long ball which leads 2 loss of possession. chiriches can b useful bt nt in this game. lamela, holtby, sandro and erikson can come in 2nd 1/2 dpendng on situation. what great times await the THFC faithful. am a zimbabweanloris
    walker kaboul vert rose
    paulinho capoue
    chadli dembele townsend
    soldado
    bench
    brad lamela sandro holtby erikson daws defoe
    for me daws prefers long ball which leads 2 loss of possession. chiriches can b useful bt nt in this game. lamela, holtby, sandro and erikson can come in 2nd 1/2 dpendng on situation. what great times await the THFC faithful. am a zimbabwean

  32. Lloris,
    Walker, kaboul, vertonghen, rose
    paulinho, sandro/dembele is sandro is still not 100%
    eriksen
    lennon/townsend if lennon isnt 100%, soldado, lamela

  33. I would love to see Holtby start with Soldado. His devilment around the box is what Soldado has been missing so far.

    I cannot believe some of you have omitted DAWSON. We are not Spurs without him.

    Some of you have even managed to fit in every new signing – I am surprised Lloris made your eleven!

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