Aaron Ramsey says the playing time he got against Sunderland and Ludogorets have readied him for Sunday’s North London derby.
The 25 year old played 75 minutes against the Bulgarians, and has two assists (one accidental in fairness!), in his two two games back.
Speaking to the Standard after the game, he said, “I’m ready to face Tottenham. I wouldn’t have been out there starting last night if I wasn’t ready. It was great for me.
“I’ve been out injured for a couple of months now and it was nice to be back starting again and getting 70-odd minutes. That will put me in good shape going into the weekend and hopefully I can stay fit.”
If Theo Walcott is fit, as expected, he’s likely to play on the right, so it remains to be seen if Arsene Wenger feels the Welsh international is ready for a game of this intensity in the centre of midfield.
Lest we forget though, he did this at White Hart Lane last year.
We suspect he, like Giroud, will be an option from the bench – and with three goals and two assists between them in the last two games, what very nice options those are.