Arsenal ready for derby

Arsene Wenger has stated that his side is ready for the London derby on Sunday where his side will be facing Tottenham Hotspurs.


He said that the players are ready and that they understand the importance of this game for fans.
Arsene Wenger said that the team would be without Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott and Nacho Monreal who are all injured. He said that Walcott has a slim chance of featuring in the team, but he will have to face a late fitness test.

Arsenal will be boosted by the return of Olivier Giroud who has scored 3 goals from 2 matches since his return from injury. The French manager said that he would make a decision on whether Alexis Sanchez or Olivier Giroud will play in the striker role. He believes that each of the two players has their own qualities and it is up to him to decide who will suit the play better on Sunday.

In a game that has always been marred by disciplinary problems, Arsene Wenger said that Granit Xhaka would have to control himself. With the absence of Santi Cazorla, it is believed that Xhaka will be the one playing in central midfield. He will have to control himself in a game that will see a high level of emotions and provocation from opposing players. Arsenal has a history of playing this game with 10 players and it is important that the players learn how to answer provocation.

Arsene Wenger said that he had talked with Xhaka and he believes that the player has understood what is expected of him. He believes that Arsenal is on a good run at the moment and that it is important that they play well against Tottenham Hotspurs to keep their hopes of winning the title alive,