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() Neither Tottenham or Arsenal have made ideal starts to this new Premier League campaign.

But you'd expect all will be forgiven if they can manage a win at the weekend over their fiercest rivals. 

While they are unlikely to mount a serious challenge for the league title this season, both still possess some real talent in their squads.

But who would get into a combined XI of both teams? Sportsmail has taken a look ahead of Sunday's north London derby and picked the team below... 

Unai Emery is preparing his side for the north London derby

Mauricio Pochettino's men travel to the Emirates on Sunday

Unai Emery's Arsenal face up against Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham on Sunday

GK: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)

It would be harsh not to include Hugo Lloris in this team. Bar the odd mistake, the Tottenham goalkeeper has proven himself to be a safe pair of hands through the years.

He remains an integral part of Tottenham's side and is up there with the best shot-stoppers in the league. Bernd Leno has vastly improved and looks more assured in himself, but doesn't quite get the nod here.

Bernd Leno has improved but Hugo Lloris remains the better of the two goalkeepers

Bernd Leno has improved but Hugo Lloris remains the better of the two goalkeepers

RB Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal) 

If it were not for Hector Bellerin's injury, Ainsley Maitland-Niles probably wouldn't make the cut. That's not to say he hasn't done a very decent job in the Spaniard's absence.

For a player who isn't naturally defensive-minded, Maitland-Niles has adjusted to the position well and is a fairly consistent performer. Kyle Walker-Peters still looks a tad too raw at times and has had one or two panicky moments already. Plus, everyone loves a curveball don't they?

Ainsley Maitland-Niles has adapted well to the right-back position and performs consistently

Ainsley Maitland-Niles has adapted well to the right-back position and performs consistently

CB Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham)

Most certainly Tottenham's most reliable defender in recent years. The Belgium centre half's future may have come into question but there's no doubts that Tottenham are a better side with him in the team. 

Davinson Sanchez is a good defender and has all the attributes to excel, but at times, Alderweireld has carried him and deserves his spot in this side.

Toby Alderwiereld is possibly the best defender out of the two squads and deserves his spot

Toby Alderwiereld is possibly the best defender out of the two squads and deserves his spot

CB Sokratis (Arsenal)

Sokratis had a pretty average first campaign in England, but has started the season strongly. His experience has shone through recently and he is a key figure in the Arsenal dressing room. 

He just edges Sanchez, while David Luiz is too erratic and inconsistent to be considered ahead of Sokratis. 

Sokratis is a leading figure in the Arsenal dressing room and has started the season strongly

Sokratis is a leading figure in the Arsenal dressing room and has started the season strongly

LB Danny Rose (Tottenham)  

Danny Rose is a rarity in these modern times. He is one of few full-backs who can be just as influential going forward as he can be

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