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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele has suggested to Sky Sports that he will be available to play against Arsenal this coming weekend.
Dembele has had injury problems this season, but the 30-year-old is fit now and is looking forward to the North London derby.
“My injury is much better,” Dembele told Sky Sports. “I played 45 minutes in the last game (against Crystal Palace) so it is good.
“Of course, I want to be playing for the team and adding my value but right now I am very optimistic and feel good.”
Tottenham are in very good form at the moment, and manager Mauricio Pochettino’s side will be optimistic of picking up at least a point against the Gunners.
Although Dembele is fit, the 30-year-old may not be included in the Spurs starting lineup against Arsenal.
However, the Belgium international midfielder is still a very good option off the substitutes’ bench.
Although playing at home will give Arsenal an advantage, it is hard to see Arsene Wenger’s side picking up all three points from the North London derby against Spurs.