Arsenal fans have breathed a sigh of relief going into the North London Derby this weekend as manager Mikel Arteta gives some massive team news ahead of the match. In a recent press conference ahead of the massive game this Sunday, Mikel Arteta was asked about the fitness and availability of players. Arsenal are often very unlucky with the availability of players and lack of match fitness, not this time around as all players are available from the first team for selection. Arsenal recently hosted AFC Wimbledon in the third round of the Carabao Cup where they convincingly registered a 3-0 win over them.
After having a disastrous start to the season, the Gunners have looked very strong on both ends since the last international break. They have won three games out of the three they have played in and have kept a clean sheet in each one of them as well. They now rank 13th in the table and will be looking to up their rank in the coming few weeks. Mikel Arteta’s side now play the biggest match of the season, the biggest test, the North London Derby.
What did Mikel Arteta say ahead of the North London Derby?
When asked about the team news, Arteta said, “All players in the men’s first-team squad are currently fit and available for selection.” This latest news will give the fans and the team a huge boost going into the game as they will have a variety of players to select from. In the previous encounter, Thomas Partey was injured and missed out on action but is set to play this game as Arsenal will be looking to get a win against their arch-nemesis, Tottenham Hotspur. The likes of Eddie Nketiah and Granit Xhaka will be available as well, Nketiah missed out the initial few games because of an injury but bagged a goal on his return to the Carabao Cup while Xhaka was infected by Covid-19.