North London derby: Gunners receive three injury boosts

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"Of course you have those kind of games that you want to be involved in".

"I think we are in the middle of the season, and they are top-quality players so why should they not repeat that type of performance?"

Wenger also hopes to have Nacho Monreal and Danny Welbeck available for the game. That win for Arsenal in November ended an unbeaten run of six games for Spurs against the Gunners.

Spurs have lost just one of their last seven Premier League games against Arsenal (W2 D4), although that defeat came earlier this season, losing 2-0 at the Emirates.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed that English players are "maybe the masters now" of diving in football.

With Toby Alderweireld back playing in midweek, Tottenham have no injury issues to worry about, according to Physioroom.com. However, they have a tough match to keep increasing that record as they will play against the last team that kept them from scoring, Arsenal.

Petr Cech is still being held out of training, however.

Arsenal are coming on the back of a hugely satisfying 5:1 win over Everton, where they completely dismantled their opponents with some ruthless attacking endeavour.

The experienced goalkeeper was forced off in the win over Everton with a calf problem and has not trained since as David Ospina prepares to deputise.

Lucas Moura looks set to make his Spurs bow in Saturday afternoon's north London derby at Wembley, with Mauricio Pochettino admitting that the Brazilian could be ready for the key clash in the race for a top four spot. On Saturday, he has to get them to repeat that with a different formation and away from home. Wembley has come to be a home-away-from-home for Arsenal, who have tasted victory on their last nine visits. And when Tottenham and Arsenal will lock horns at Wembley on Saturday, it will be another massive game in the history of the rivalry. You look at the mistakes we made and I am quite optimistic we will not make them again'.

But just because the Gunners could be without one of their most experienced players doesn't mean they won't secure points at Wembley Stadium or provide value on the money line.

Welbeck hasn't played since picking up a hip injury at Bournemouth midway through last month but his return would provide Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette with further competition up top.

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