The boys head to N17 tomorrow night for a game that will have a huge influence on which of the North London rivals is going to be in the Champions League next season.
If Arsenal win, top four is guaranteed.
If it’s a draw, we’ll go into the final two games of the season with a four point lead, meaning one victory will do.
If the Spuds win, we’ll still have it in our own hands to secure fourth spot, but we will potentially have to win our two final games (Newcastle away and Everton at home), while the Spuds have two easier games (on paper) against Burnley and Norwich.
The logic of the points situation would dictate that the Spuds should go all out for the win tomorrow. The problem for them is that that is not how they like to play under Conte’s leadership: they prefer to defend deep and hit opponents on the break with the prolific goal scoring threat of Kane and Son.
It’s an approach that almost bagged them three points at Anfield last weekend.
I hope we don’t play into their hands by going for all-out attack. I would prefer we play them at their own game, setting out not to lose and hoping to catch them on a break.
Son and Kane may make many Gooners nervous, but the Spuds for their part will be worried about the attacking threat from Saka, Martinelli and an in-form Nketiah.
So, here’s your chance to play at being Mikel Arteta by picking the best possible Arsenal line-up for the game.
Will you stick with Cedric? Keep Eddie up front? Bring back Ben White?
Over to you, but first here’s my preferred team:
White – Holding – Gabriel – Tomayisu
Xhaka – Elneny
Saka – Nketiah – Martinelli