Arsenal XI vs Tottenham: Confirmed team news, starting lineup and injury latest for Premier League game today

 (ES Composite)
(ES Composite)

Mikel Arteta has named an unchanged Arsenal team for today’s north London derby at Tottenham.

Arsenal are boosted by the fitness of Bukayo Saka, who took a painful kick to the leg during Monday’s FA Cup third-round victory at Oxford and was replaced by Emile Smith Rowe in the closing stages.

Eddie Nketiah continues to lead the line in the absence of Gabriel Jesus, with Saka and Gabriel Martinelli either side of him.

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Oleksandr Zinchenko again gets the nod over Kieran Tierney at left-back.

Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka and Martin Odegaard make up the midfield three.

Arsenal have a near fully-fit squad for their short trip to Spurs, with Jesus (knee) and Reiss Nelson (hamstring) their only absentees.

Key man Jesus has been out since the start of December after undergoing knee surgery following the World Cup with Brazil and, while he is recovering well, the striker still has a way to go.

“The update is that he is progressing really well,” said Arteta, who has seen Eddie Nketiah step up to the plate in Jesus’ absence. “He is working really hard.

“He is in the right place in his recovery regarding to the time that we set for him, but he’s still a bit far to be fair.”

Arsenal confirmed XI: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Partey, Xhaka, Odegaard, Saka, Martinelli, Nketiah.

Subs: Turner, Tierney, Smith Rowe, Holding, Tomiyasu, Vieira, Lokonga, Marquinhos, Smith.

Sunday 4.30pm GMT, Sky Sports

Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Referee: Craig Pawson