Arsenal 5 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur

Match info: Premier League at Emirates Stadium

Date: 17/11/2012 KO: 12:45 Ref: H Webb Att: 60,111

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Per Mertesacker 24
Lukas Podolski 42
Olivier Giroud 45+1
Santi Cazorla 60
Theo Walcott 90+1



Emmanuel Adebayor 10
Gareth Bale 71

FT (ht: 3-1)

  • Last Updated: November 16 2012, 17:39 GMT

Tottenham playmaker Mousa Dembele is out of Saturday's north London derby at Arsenal with a hip injury.

Dembele ruled out of derby clash

Aaron Lennon has recovered from a hamstring injury, and Jermain Defoe and Kyle Walker, who also had hamstring complaints, should be fit to play.

Long-term absentees Scott Parker (Achilles), Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Younes Kaboul (both knee) remain sidelined.

Arsenal will assess the fitness of several first-team players.

They include striker Olivier Giroud (hamstring/calf) and winger Theo Walcott (buttock muscle). Midfielder Mikel Arteta (hip) is another causing concern, along with full-back Bacary Sagna (leg), but goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is close to a comeback from his ankle problem and could be included in the team for the first time since September. Midfielder Jack Wilshere will be available again after suspension.

Winger Gervinho (ankle), defender Kieran Gibbs (thigh), midfielder Abou Diaby (thigh) and Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky (hamstring) all continue rehabilitation.


Arsenal (from): Szczesny, Sagna, Vermaelen, Mertesacker, Santos, Wilshere, Cazorla, Arteta, Coquelin, Podolski, Walcott, Giroud, Mannone, Djourou, Jenkinson, Chamakh, Arshavin, Koscielny, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey.

Tottenham (from): Friedel, Lloris, Gomes, Cudicini, Walker, Naughton, Gallas, Caulker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Lennon, Sigurdsson, Townsend, Falque, Carroll, Mason, Livermore, Sandro, Huddlestone, Bale, Dempsey, Adebayor, Defoe.

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