The North London derby pits second against sixth as Arsenal hosts Tottenham from the Emirates live on NBCSN at 11:00 a.m. ET or live online at NBC Sports Live Extra.
The Gunners are second in the Premier League table, entering the day level on points with Manchester City who were in play this morning. Arsene Wenger has some injuries to navigate, the most notable being the absence of Hector Bellerin due to a groin injury. Bellerin missed the Champions League loss to Bayern Munich midweek and the Germans exploited spaces in the middle of the field.
Other misses for Arsenal include Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky. That long injury list means 19-year-old striker Alex Iwobi makes the bench to back up Olivier Giroud who starts up front.
On the other end, Spurs gets an important player back in Heung-Min Son, who returns among the Premier League substitutes after missing six weeks. Danny Rose is also in the squad, starting despite coming off injured last week against Aston Villa.
Should the Gunners win, they would at least keep pace with Manchester City and could go top of the league. For Spurs, they have the chance to jump West Ham into fifth position and put themselves just one point clear of Manchester United for a Champions League position.
Arsenal: Čech, Debuchy, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Campbell, Özil, Sánchez, Giroud.
Subs: Ospina, Gibbs, Gabriel, Chambers, Arteta, Flamini, Iwobi.
Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Alli, Dier; Dembele, Eriksen, Lamela; Kane.
Subs: Vorm, Davies, Trippier, Carroll, Mason, Onomah, Son