Sep 27, 2014 at 5.30pm UK at ​Emirates Stadium
SpursTottenham Hotspur
FT(HT: 0-0)
Chadli (56')
Lamela (27'), Chadli (57'), Lennon (69'), Adebayor (69'), Mason (72'), Rose (83')

Team News: Alexis Sanchez on Arsenal bench for North London derby

Arsenal's Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring the opening goal from a freekick during the English League Cup third round football match against Southampton on September 23, 2014
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Arsenal make nine changes for the North London derby at the Emirates Stadium, while Tottenham Hotspur hand a first league start to youngster Ryan Mason.

Arsene Wenger has left Alexis Sanchez on the Arsenal bench for this evening's North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur.

Wenger has made nine changes in total from the side that lost 2-1 to Southampton in the League Cup in midweek, with only Calum Chambers and Jack Wilshere retaining their places in the starting XI.

Meanwhile, Mauricio Pochettino has made eight changes after their 3-1 triumph over Nottingham Forest on Wednesday, but he has handed a first league start to Ryan Mason, who scored in the midweek win.

Kyle Naughton and Jan Vertonghen are the only other survivors from the victory.

Arsenal starting XI: Szczesny, Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Wilshere, Arteta, Ramsey, Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Welbeck
Arsenal subs: Ospina, Coquelin, Flamini, Rosicky, Podolski, Cazorla, Alexis

Spurs starting XI: Lloris, Naughton, Kaboul (c), Vertonghen, Rose; Capoue, Mason; Chadli, Eriksen, Lamela; Adebayor
Spurs subs: Vorm, Dier, Fazio, Bentaleb, Lennon, Townsend, Soldado

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Mesut Ozil of Arsenal in action against Danny Rose of Spurs during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on September 27, 2014
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