Things could change over the next couple of weeks and, knowing the luck that Arsenal tends to get with injury problems then it probably will, but right now it looks like the respective injury issues at our club and our north London rivals Tottenham are going in our favour for the upcoming derby.
Arsenal will probably need some luck as well as a good performance to get anything from our Premier League away game at Man City this weekend and with the spuds having a home game with struggling Crystal Palace we may well be more than a game away from our rivals when they come to the Emirates after the international break, so the Gunners really need to win that.
Our chances of doing it have been handed a double boost this week as the Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris and their first choice centre back Toby Alderweireld picked up knocks during their Champions League win over Real Madrid. There is a chance that one or both could be fit in time to face us but they are major doubts at this moment.
At the same time, we expect to have Mustafi and Welbeck available again and put together this would hand Arsenal a big advantage ahead of the crucial clash. Cross your fingers Gooners…