Arsenal will be looking to put their Champions League disappointment behind them when they travel to North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon.
Arsene Wenger’s side could be as much as ten points behind leaders Chelsea at the time of kick off, as the Blues travel to Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon while Manchester City will also move ahead of them should they win at Hull City.
As has been the case for most of the season, the Gunners head the Premier League injury table, with eleven players currently out of action.
Of that group, Tomas Rosicky, Kieran Gibbs, Nacho Monreal, Yaya Sanogo and Kim Kallstrom have a chance of being fit in time to feature though Nicklas Bendtner, Mesut Ozil, Abou Diaby, Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere all miss out.
Should Spurs win, they would move to within three points of Arsenal though their goal difference, which currently stands at zero, is far inferior.
Olivier Giroud’s 23rd minute strike was enough to secure all three points for the hosts when the sides met at the Emirates Stadium back in September, though it was Spurs who came out on top in last season’s corresponding fixture just over a year ago.