Tottenham and Arsenal Combined XI named on Sky Sports goes viral

Tottenham and Arsenal go head-to-head on Sunday afternoon in the second and final north London derby of the 2022-23 Premier League campaign.

Arsenal boast an 11-point lead over their local rivals and currently sit top of the table, five points clear of second-placed Manchester City.

Victory at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium would further cement the Gunners’ status as genuine title contenders.

Arsenal are unbeaten in the Premier League since losing to Manchester United in September – a run spanning 11 games – and now have a real opportunity to end their 19-year wait for a league title.

Fifth-placed Tottenham will need no further motivation to win this weekend’s derby.

Not only would a win boost their own chances of securing a top-four finish, it would also threaten to derail Arsenal’s title challenge.

This fixture certainly has the potential to be one of the spiciest matches of the Premier League season.

Antonio Conte and Mikel Arteta go head-to-head on Sunday
FILE PHOTO (EDITORS NOTE: COMPOSITE OF IMAGES – Image numbers 1454247750, 1441017677 – GRADIENT ADDED) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Antonio Conte, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur (L) and Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal. Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal meet in the North London derby at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on January 15,2023 in London, England. ***LEFT IMAGE*** LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 04: Antonio Conte, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park on January 04, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 12: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal FC at Molineux on November 12, 2022 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

Tottenham and Arsenal Combined XI named on Sky Sports

Ahead of the game, Sky Sports offered Lee McQueen – former winner of The Apprentice and Tottenham fan – to name his combined XI.

And it’s fair to say that his XI has caused quite the stir on Twitter.

Despite the fact Arsenal are top of the league, McQueen could only find room for four of Mikel Arteta’s players in his Combined NLD XI.

Watch the video here:

William Saliba, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard are the only Arsenal players selected for the XI.

On the other hand, Hugo Lloris, Cristian Romero, Rodrigo Bentancur, Ivan Perisic, Dejan Kulusevski, Harry Kane and Son Heung-min all make the cut from Spurs.

Let’s check out some of the reaction to the Combined XI:

When did Arsenal last beat Tottenham away?

There’s no doubt that Arsenal head into Sunday’s derby as firm favourites, but it’s worth noting that the Gunners haven’t won away at Tottenham since September 2015.

In fact, you need to go back to March 2014 for the last time Arsenal beat Spurs away in the league.

Arsenal last beat Tottenham away in 2015
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 23: Mathieu Flamini of Arsenal celebrates as he scores their first goal during the Capital One Cup third round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at White Hart Lane on September 23, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

However, Arteta’s side have looked like they mean business in recent months and currently have the bit between their teeth.

Beat Tottenham and their fans will truly start to believe this really is their season.

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