Emirates Stadium (Sunday, 4pm - Sky Sports 1)
Arsenal team news:
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny will return from a one-match domestic suspension for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash against north London rivals Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium.
Midfielder Mathieu Flamini is likely to go straight into the squad having rejoined his old club this week on a free transfer from AC Milan, as Aaron Ramsey (groin) has recovered, but forward Lukas Podolski is set for up to three months out with a torn hamstring.
Welcome back: Laurent Koscielny (right) returns from suspension for Arsenal
Defender Thomas Vermaelen (back) and midfielder Mikel Arteta (thigh) continue their rehabilitation, along with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby (both knee).
Provisional squad: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Ramsey, Wilshere, Cazorla, Rosicky, Walcott, Giroud, Fabianski, Monreal, Jenkinson, Sanogo, Frimpong, Flamini, Gnabry.
Tottenham team news:
Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon is a doubt for Sunday's Barclays Premier League derby at Arsenal as he is struggling with a foot injury.
Defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto and striker Emmanuel Adebayor will not feature as they are not fully fit, while star forward Gareth Bale will also miss the game as he edges closer to a move to Real Madrid.
Impressing: Lewis Holtby (left) played a key role in Tottenham's Europa League win over Dinamo on Thursday
New defender Vlad Chiriches is unlikely to feature while striker Jermain Defoe and midfielder Lewis Holtby are pushing for starts after impressing in Tottenham's 3-0 win over Dinamo Tbilisi.
Provisional squad: Friedel, Lloris, Archer, Gomes, Walker, Kaboul, Naughton, Dawson, Fryers, Fredericks, Chiriches, Stewart, Rose, Paulinho, Capoue, Townsend, Dembele, Chadli, Sigurdsson, Holtby, Carroll, Dombaxe, Soldado, Defoe, Kane, Coulthirst, Lancaster.
Big match stats:
Arsenal have failed to score in just one of their last 29 Premier League meetings with Tottenham.
Spurs have not kept four clean sheets in a row in the Barclays Premier League since January 2010.
There has been a Tottenham player sent off on each of their last two Premier League visits to The Emirates.
Tottenham have failed to hold on to a lead on each of their last two trips across North London, losing 5-2 on both occasions.
13 of the last 14 league matches between Tottenham and Arsenal have gone over 2.5 goals.
There have been 124 goals scored in Premier League meetings between Tottenham and Arsenal; more than any other fixture.
Shut out: A Robin van Persie double in a 3-0 win for Arsenal in October 2009 was the last time either side kept a clean sheet in the north London derby
Olivier Giroud has scored in both of Arsenal's league games so far this season and has bagged three goals in his last four Premier League appearances at the Emirates.
All 13 of Giroud's Premier League goals have come in London, 11 at The Emirates, one at West Ham and one at Fulham.
Jermain Defoe has scored twice in 18 Premier League appearances against Arsenal. Only against Liverpool (two in 19) does Defoe have a worse record (10+ appearances).
Lukas Podolski has played a hand in eight goals (scoring five and assisting three) in his last seven Premier League starts for Arsenal.
Only Eden Hazard (10) has created more chances in the Premier League this season than Nacer Chadli (9).
*Stats supplied by Opta