By Harvey Byrne
Arsenal have named Emiliano Martinez, Mathieu Debuchy, Carl Jenkinson and Yaya Sanogo in their Under-23s team to face Tottenham on Friday afternoon.
The quartet have all struggled to get into the Gunners first team this campaign and they have dropped down to the younger team to play in the all important north London clash.
With both sides keen to earn bragging rights for their respective teams it is clear that Arsenal are taking the clash seriously after they named the four senior players in the line-up, as shown on their official Twitter account.
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) March 3, 2017
The match is scheduled to kick off at 2.00pm at Arsenal’s London Colney training centre.
The Gunners are currently above their north London rivals in the Premier League Two this season with Arsenal in fifth, while Tottenham lie three places behind in eighth.
However, form will go out of the window even at youth level for the fixture which sees two of England’s fiercest rivals face each other.
It is certainly a game which provides opportunity for each of Martinez, Jenkinson, Debuchy and Sanogo to try and fight their way back into the Arsenal first team fold and they will surely be looking to impress.
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