The Premier League returns today following the international break and the first north London derby of the season kicks off this weekend’s action.
Arsenal welcome Tottenham at the Emirates – live on talkSPORT – as the Gunners aim to maintain their place at the top of the table.
However, Mikel Arteta could be without a key player heading into the important fixture against Antonio Conte’s unbeaten Spurs.
Midfielder Thomas Partey returned early from international duty with Ghana after picking up a knee injury.
Partey withdrew from the line-up only minutes before kick-off against Brazil on Friday after feeling discomfort in the warm-up.
He has already missed three fixtures for Arsenal this season and made his return in the Gunners’ win against Brentford last time out.
If he is to have another spell on the sidelines, it will sum up his luck in an injury-plagued Arsenal career so far.
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This is bad reading for the Gunners but Ghana boss Otto Addo has helped to reduce concerns of a serious injury.
Addo said: “Hopefully Thomas will be healthy very, very soon.
“We didn’t want to take that risk in a friendly game to play him against Brazil.”
But Partey has been assessed ahead of the derby and Arteta has decided to include him in the matchday squad.
Arsenal have also included Kieran Tierney and Oleksandr Zinchenko, who were doubts.
But Mohamed Elneny, Reiss Nelson, Emile Smith Rowe and Cedric Soares are out.
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