Arsenal have reportedly been boosted by the news that Laurent Koscielny has shrugged off a hamstring injury in time for Sunday's North London derby visit of Tottenham Hotspur.

The French centre-back sat out Wednesday's 5-1 demolition by Bayern Munich in the Champions League, with manager Arsene Wenger pessimistic over his hopes of facing Spurs.

However, the 30-year-old will return to defence as the top-of-the-table Gunners - who have won five on the bounce - look to maintain their rip-roaring Premier League form, according to The Guardian.

Right-back Hector Bellerin, who also missed the defeat at the Allianz Arena, with a groin injury, will play no part this weekend as Mathieu Debuchy continues to deputise.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott also remain sidelined, as do Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere and Thomas Rosicky. 


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