Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin COULD be fit to face Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night.

The Gunners travel to White Hart Lane in the League Cup and will definitely be without Jack Wilshere (injured) and Santi Cazorla (suspended) for the first north London derby of the season.

Arsène Wenger had also ruled Francis Coquelin out after Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea, but the Mirror claim the midfielder’s injury is not as serious as first feared and he could even be available in midweek.

The report claims that the knee injury, which we were led to believe was what saw Coquelin subbed off at half-time, is not serious and the midfielder has not suffered ligament damage.

Reports in France had said the midfielder could be out for a month, and Wenger will be relieved if the midfielder is not seriously injured. Mikel Arteta is yet to prove that he can play 90 minutes, while Mathieu Flamini and Calum Chambers are the only other options.

Coquelin still may not be risked at White Hart Lane, and the injury may prove to be more serious and keep him out for a week or two, but these claims that he will be back very soon are encouraging.