Arsenal vs Tottenham: 5 key players in North London Derby

Arsenal, Bukayo Saka (Photo by Sam Bagnall - AMA/Getty Images)
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Arsenal, David Luiz
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4. David Luiz

I don’t normally include David Luiz in these lists, largely because he’s similar to Aubameyng—he’s going to do what he’s going to do. But the reason why he’s on this list is that Luiz is known to defend with a heavy hand. Sometimes too heavy.

He’s prone to the occasional slip-up and he’s prone to giving away penalties, accumulating red cards, and all of the above.

On the flip side, Spurs have a whole collection of floppers and embellishers up top. Son? Kane? Lo Celso? All guys who love to take a dive whenever possible to try to come up with a skeevy goal that they in no way earned.

And that’s my unbiased opinion.

We need Luiz to be on his best behavior from the start. Any slip-up could give Spurs a chance to nick a goal and park the bus in typical Mourinho style. That’s the last thing we need after the frustrations at Leicester.

Next up, No. 3.