Tottenham will hope to create further distance between themselves and Arsenal when they welcome their north London rivals to Wembley later on today.

The Gunners are four points and one place adrift of their neighbors as they sit sixth heading into the north London derby thou it should also be noted that Wenger’s men have won their last nine games at the national stadium, including a penalty shoot out victory over Chelsea in this season’s Community Shield and the Frenchman is pleased to be back at Wembley.

Team news

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has no injuries to contend with for the match and January signing Lucas Moura could make it on the squad after working on his fitness this week while Toby Alderweireld is in line to start after playing 90 minutes against Newport on Wednesday.

Arsenal could be without Petr Cech for the match who was forced off in the win over Everton with a calf problem and has not trained since as David Ospina prepares to deputise.

Nacho Monreal also came off in that 5-1 victory due to illness but should be available to retain his place while Danny Welbeck (hip) is back in contention. Santi Cazorla (Achilles) remains a long-term absentee thou Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan might make it to wembley for the first time in an Arsenal Jersey.

May the best team win.

The only surviving civilian Afande

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