Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur will face Arsenal in the North London derby on Saturday.
Martin Keown has suggested in The Daily Mail that Arsenal manager Unai Emery should include Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the starting lineup against Tottenham Hotspur.
Tottenham will take on Arsenal at Wembley Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
Arsenal legend Keown, who now works as a pundit for BBC Sport, has suggested that attacking midfielder Ozil and midfielder Mkhitaryan should be included in the starting lineup.
Keown wrote in The Daily Mail: “Tottenham are wounded after losing twice in five days. Emery needs to pick Ozil, pick Mkhitaryan and go in for the kill.”
The Arsenal legend added: “The return of Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan has restored some much-needed creativity. Rather than tinker with his tactics, Emery should field both against Tottenham.”
Both Ozil and Mkhitaryan are attack-minded midfielders, and both the Arsenal players have been in good form in recent games.
With Tottenham having a dip in form and not looking very comfortable at the back, Arsenal do have a chance to take the game to their bitter North London rivals and press them back.
Arsenal are just four points behind third-placed Tottenham in fourth spot at the moment, and a win is certainly going to enhance their chances of finishing in the top four and will increase the pressure on manager Mauricio Pochettino’s team.