LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is yet to decide on whether to play Theo Walcott as a winger of striker in Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash at Tottenham.
Wenger has been experimenting with different formations and could play a 4-4-2 style with Walcott getting a central role.
But regardless of what team or formation he plays, Wenger believes his team must maintain their recent league form if they are to secure a Champions League place.
“In the last 12 games, we’ve won eight, drawn two and lost two,” the boss said on www.arsenal.com. “We have got 26 points out of 36.
“Our record in the Premier League is quite good.
“What we want to do [is maintain that] in the last 11 games. I said after the Chelsea game that we cannot drop points.
“We go into every single match like it is a must-win game and we will have exactly the same approach [for the rest of the season].”
On the other side, Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is still unsure about starting the Emmanuel Adebayor or play Jermain Defoe.
Winger Gareth Bale has been in great form in recent weeks and could cause Arsenal lots of problems if left free.
Tottenham will be looking to go back in third place with a win at White Hart Lane, Chelsea moved in that slot in the Premier League standings after being West Brom on Saturday.
Tottenham: Lloris, Friedel, Walker, Naughton, Gallas, Dawson, Caulker, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Holtby, Livermore, Dembele, Carroll, Parker, Bale, Sigurdsson, Defoe.
Arsenal: Szczesny, Mannone, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal, Jenkinson, Miquel, Cazorla, Diaby, Wilshere, Arteta, Giroud, Podolski, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gervinho, Rosicky, Walcott.