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Wenger calls for cool heads as Arsenal face Spurs test

Wenger calls for cool heads as Arsenal face Spurs test

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his sides second goal and his 100th Premier League goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on February 4, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Yet Wenger, who also spoke out against Manchester City's England worldwide Raheem Sterling earlier this season, believes it is English players who have become the "masters" of diving.

The visitors reaped the rewards of an aggressive high press to score twice in the opening 11 minutes, through Antonio Valencia and Jesse Lingard. Sam Allardyce started the Republic of Ireland captain in the 2-1 win over Leicester on January 31st but the Everton boss decided against playing Coleman against the Gunners after 10 months on the sidelines.

Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger has confirmed that his squad for the trip to Wembley will be largely similar to that that beat Everton, with Danny Welbeck and Petr Cech the two main doubts.

81,978 - the Premier League attendance record set by Spurs' recent Wembley win over Manchester United could well come under threat.

Only in the last of those fixtures did they regroup and avoid losing. But he made it clear that returning in time for the Arsenal game was just pure coincidence and not planned. At the Emirates earlier in the season, an inferior Arsenal side were more psyched up and ready for the game.

As usual we'll on Today FM from 2.00 and our second commentary game comes from Goodison Park as Everton host Crystal Palace.




"I can not believe how easy it has been for Kane to score some of his goals recently, finding the net with tap-ins from corners".

Even with Spurs conceding only 9 goals in their 13 home games, it's likely to be a high-scoring affair. "Yesterday was a game that was important to win and I am happy because the team showed a solid, professional performance and I am happy with everyone".

Arsenal are sixth in the Premier League table with 45 points, four worse off than fifth-place Spurs.

Alexandre Lacazette could start alongside Aubameyang, having been rested completely against the Toffees.

But Arsenal won on their last nine visits to Wembley, including last year's FA Cup final against Chelsea, and that statistic could be vital.

The persuasive evidence is that such resilience will be in order again against Tottenham.