Arsenal XI vs Tottenham: Predicted lineup, confirmed team news and injury latest for north London derby

 (ES Composite)
(ES Composite)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta hopes to have a full-strength starting XI available to him for Saturday’s north London derby against Tottenham.

Thomas Partey is the big injury doubt for the Gunners but Ghana have insisted the knee injury which ruled him out of the international break is not serious.

Oleksandr Zinchenko should also recover in time after a calf injury kept him out of the win over Brentford, a game Martin Odegaard also missed. The Norwegian featured for his country in recent days and should be ready for the derby.

The return of Zinchenko will likely see Kieran Tierney drop to the bench but he too is set to overcome a knock and make the squad.

Emile Smith Rowe is definitely out after undergoing surgery on a groin tendon issue, ruling him out until after the World Cup.

Cedric Soares (knock) and Reiss Nelson (thigh) are pushing for returns to the squad and Mikel Arteta will update fans and the media on Arsenal’s fitness situation in Friday’s press conference.

Predicted Arsenal XI: Ramsdale; White, Gabriel, Saliba, Zinchenko; Xhaka, Partey, Odegaard; Saka, Jesus, Martinelli.