'Now I'm nervous': Some Arsenal fans can't believe who is starting in the NLD

Granit Xhaka is back in the XI for Arsenal ahead of the North London Derby against Tottenham.

The Swiss international has missed the past three games after seeing red in the Gunners 5-0 loss to Manchester City in August. Since then, Arsenal have won every game and not conceded a single goal with Xhaka not in the XI ahead of this afternoon’s clash with Tottenham.

Mikel Arteta’s side will be desperate to claim three points over Spurs. After all, Arsenal won their past two Premier League games against Norwich City and Burnley, whilst Tottenham have lost against Crystal Palace and Chelsea.

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Indeed, a win would put Arsenal on level with Tottenham in the standings on points, and Arteta’s XI has caused some raised eyebrows given the impressive form the Gunners have been in without Xhaka.

Thomas Partey and Albert Sambi Lokonga both started together against Burney and AFC Wimbledon and impressed. Whilst Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who started against Norwich, also played well.

Moreover, it will be a huge test for Xhaka. The Swiss midfielder angered many supporters by remaining at the club this summer. Furthermore, his red card did little to improve his already broken reputation amongst supporters.

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And on social media, Arsenal fans were fuming that Xhaka was already back in the XI to face Tottenham. Three points are a must today, and the Swiss midfielder could cause some problems if he loses his head.

Here’s what some Arsenal fans had to say on Twitter about Xhaka being in the team to face Tottenham…

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