Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring the 2nd Arsenal goal during the Premier League match (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal predicted starting XI vs Tottenham: Ben White returns and a change in formation from Arteta

Mikel Arteta set to welcome back the key defender for the north London derby.

This fixture was originally scheduled for November 2021, but Arsenal asked for a postponement due to injuries and one case of Covid, which did not go down well with Spurs.

That postponement - which could have a big impact on which team makes the Champions League - saw the Premier League change the rules around Covid rescheduling.

And now finally the game is upon us that will always be worth more than the three points.

Mikel Arteta has done a massive job and it’s been reflected in the passion, fight and desire that has been shown across board this season.

It’s a good thing that he has signed a new deal. The club is looking to back him in the transfer market, so he could take them to the next level in the coming seasons.

Arsenal know that even a defeat would not be that devastating given they go into the game with a four-point lead on Spurs, but they will definitely qualify for the Champions League if they can get all three points at tonight.

The game is evenly poised and it will be interesting to see where it tilts towards after the 90 minutes.

With everything at stake, here is how we expect the Gunners to line up with the return to fitness of Ben White who is expected to pass a late test and play a part.

That postponement - which could have a big impact on which team makes the Champions League - saw the Premier League change the rules around Covid rescheduling.

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