Arsenal host Tottenham at the Emirates this weekend and with players dropping like flies, the game is set to be tougher than it would have been just a few weeks ago.

Speaking to the media on Friday ahead of the game, Arsene Wenger confirmed that Laurent Koscielny could well return to the side but as for the rest of the cripples, they’ll be sidelined until after the international break at least.

That means that Arsenal will have to rely on Mathieu Debuchy once again as Hector Bellerin continues to recover from his groin injury. Joel Campbell should also get another start – his fourth in a row – as we wait for the return of Theo Walcott and Alex Oxalde-Chamberlain.

Also out are Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Mike Arteta, David Ospina and Danny Welbeck. It has been reported, however, that Ospina is back in full training while Mikel Arteta could also make a surprise return adding a little strength and a lot of experience to what is set to be another light bench.

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