Arsenal quartet fighting to be fit for north London derby

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Arsenal’s hopes of securing victory in Sunday’s north London derby could be set to receive a huge boost after it emerged that four key players are battling to make their comeback in the highly-anticipated clash.


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In what would be a major fillip for Arsene Wenger ahead of the game against Mauricio Pochettino’s men, Theo Walcott, Santi Cazorla, Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal are all said to be in with a fighting chance of featuring at the Emirates this weekend.

The BBC writes that the injured quartet are making good progress in their respective rehabilitation programmes, with the Gunners hoping to welcome back the talented group in time for a tricky run of fixtures that starts with the visit of Tottenham.

Meanwhile, Wenger has also suggested that the returning Aaron Ramsey could be a decisive figure at the Emirates on Sunday.

The midfielder made his return from a long spell on the sidelines in Tuesday’s 3-2 victory away at Ludogorets- playing 75 minutes before being substituted for Alex Oxlade- Chamberlain- and is now pushing for a place in the starting lineup against Spurs.

“I consider the next game and try and find the balance,” Wenger told reporters. “He has come back from injury – he can bring strengths.

“I speak with all the players about their performances and positions, most of the time you want the players to be happy.”

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