Wenger confirms starting XI against Tottenham, 4-3-2-1 formation

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Arsene Wenger has provided the latest team news ahead of Saturday’s North London derby against Sp*rs.

The Gunners play the old rivals at Wembley, and beforehand there were injury and illness worries over Petr Cech, who picked up a calf problem in the 5-1 win over Everton last weekend, and Nacho Monreal.

Asked for an update on those situations and the potential squad for Saturday, Wenger said, “It will be a similar squad to Everton, maybe Danny Welbeck will be back.

“We’re unsure about Petr Cech, he has not practiced, so we don’t know if he’s available yet.

“Nacho Monreal should be all right.”

The manager seemed unconcerned about the prospect of playing his second choice keeper in a game of this magnitude.

“I have no problem with David Ospina, I will make that decision tomorrow,” he said.

“I will not take any risk with Cech if he’s not 100% because I have full faith in Ospina.”


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