Arsene Wenger has 11 days to prepare his side for the season’s first North London derby.
The Gunners play host to Mauricio Pochettino’s high-flying Tottenham side. Despite Arsenal’s excellent home record against their rivals, it’s a game in which supporters are dreading.
Sunday’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester City marked Arsenal’s fourth loss of the season and has set them back 12 points adrift of the league leaders.
Meanwhile, Spurs are in great form, having won six on the spin, including a famous Champions League victory over Real Madrid.
It appears Arsenal fans have one wish ahead of the crunch tie at the Emirates – to see Jack Wilshere start.
The midfielder has been restricted to domestic cup and European competition so far, but his impresses performances as well as Arsenal’s inconsistent form, have led to calls for his recall to the Premier League side.
Arsene Wenger said the 25 year-old will get his chance this season. What better way to receive it than in a game that means so much to him and the supporters.
Gooners have taken to Twitter and are demanding Wilshere start in the NLD…
Wilshere has to start against Tottenham. No point watching it if he isn't, it's obvious what has to happen now
— Jórðansson (@GingerJordan27) November 5, 2017
I'd Like To See Wilshere & Lacazette Start Against Spurs.
— JD (@NorthBank_JD) November 6, 2017
Wilshere last minute winner against spurs ahhhhh dreamland
— ROSiE (@bbadgalroro) November 5, 2017
If Wilshere don't start vs Tottenham after the international break then I'm cutting ties with Wenger. I've had enough
— Thomas Shelby (@Abdvlhadi11) November 5, 2017
Wilshere deserves to start against Spurs
— Jake (@LegendaryOzil) November 5, 2017
In January we need a defensive midfield player to complement wilshere but the next game xhaka will be back in against spurs !Shambles #COYG
— chris hook (@Hooky1959) November 5, 2017
Wilshere has got to start v spurs. In the 10 mins he got today he was so positive and showed he cared. Exactly what we need in 2 weeks.
— Gunning4Gooners (@Gunning4Gooners) November 5, 2017
Wilshere needs to start against Spurs not assed we need him
If Wilshere doesn't start against Spurs in two weeks time, there's no point of football existing as a game anymore
— TEJ (@sartejt) November 5, 2017
Wilshere better start against Spurs or else Wenger just doesn’t care at all.
These obvious decisons fuck us over.
— 9️⃣ (@LacaBeast) November 5, 2017