Double injury boost for Arsenal ahead of Spurs clash

Arsenal star Danny Welbeck is set to return from injury ahead of the clash with bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur in this weekend’s north London derby, according to reports from the Mirror.

Welbeck has been suffering with a thigh problem for the past month but returned to full training this week, giving Gunners boss Arsene Wenger a huge boost ahead of their crunch match with Spurs.

The England international has scored four league goals since his £16million move from Manchester United in the summer, and his recovery is set to spark competition for places up front.

Wenger will also be buoyed by the expected return of Alexis Sanchez, according to the Mirror, with the Gunners’ top scorer rested in the club’s emphatic 5-0 win over Aston Villa on Sunday due to a slight thigh strain.

The game against the Lilywhites at White Hart Lane this weekend will be an important fixture in the race for the final Champions League spot, with Spurs only two points behind Arsenal.

 


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