Arsenal’s medical team have confirmed that Laurent Koscielny and Stephan Lichtsteiner are both available for tomorrow’s North London derby.
Koscielny took studs to the knee in the closing stages of Wednesday’s 5-1 win over Bournemouth. He looked to be in serious pain as he received treatment but was able to continue, albeit with a limp.
Stephan Lichtsteiner, who missed the game with the Cherries due to minor back problem, is also fit. Ainsley Maitland-Niles is another consideration for the right-back slot should Carl Jenkinson return to his standard back-up role.
Aside from the three long-term absentees, Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Danny Welbeck, Unai Emery has a full squad to choose from heading into a busy week.
After Sp*rs we travel to France for our Europa League clash with Rennes and then take on Manchester United at the Emirates on Sunday. It’s a season-defining week.