“Stupid decision” and “Shambolic”: These fans are upset as Mikel Arteta drops a key player vs Spurs

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It’s possible that 5th place could still secure Champions League football next season, but Arsenal and Spurs will both know they need a win today to have any chance of that.

Both teams have had seasons to forget and while both have changed their manager during the season, neither Mikel Arteta or Jose Mourinho have drastically turned things round.

At least there are some signs of recovery at Arsenal under the Spaniard, and a convincing win for Arsenal today would show they are well ahead of their biggest rivals at the moment.

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You fully expect Jose Mourinho to play for a 1-0 today even though Spurs are at home, so Arsenal will need to be clinical in front of goal.

With that in mind, here’s a look at their line-up for the game:

There’s been a lot of hype about Bukayo Saka lately and there were a lot of relieved fans when he agreed his new contract, but he’s a surprise omission from the starting XI.

He is fit enough for the bench, but these fans are upset that he’s not starting:

It’s true that Saka may need a rest and he’s still young, but you would expect him to play in this game and be rested for a less important fixture.

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