Perhaps the most surprising piece of team news ahead of the last ever north London derby to be played at White Hart Lane concerns Tottenham’s defence.

Kieran Trippier is preferred to Kyle Walker at right-back as Mauricio Pochettino continues to rotate the duo during a busy run-in.

Walker played 90 minutes in the 1-0 win at Crystal Palace on Wednesday. He started the game poorly but improved in the second half, and many believed he would start against Arsenal.

But it appears Pochettino is still unwilling to play Walker in more than one match per week. Trippier started in the FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea last weekend, and is trusted at right-back for yet another big test.

Elsewhere, Mousa Dembele is only fit enough to make the bench after injuring is ankle in the first half at Selhurst Park.

As a result, Spurs have the choice of either partnering Eric Dier with Victor Wanyama in central midfield, or deploying a back three including Dier, allowing Christian Eriksen to drop deeper.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to all the team news.



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