Report: Trio set to hand Gunners fitness boost for North London derby

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According to James Olley in the Evening Standard, Arsenal’s injury worries ahead of the Sp*rs game this weekend are receding.

It had been thought that Petr Cech’s calf injury would keep him out of the team for the Wembley showdown, but the report suggests he will be available with the club ‘optimistic’ about his availability.

Nacho Monreal, forced off at half-time during the 5-1 win over Everton with sickness, has recovered sufficiently to take part, while Danny Welbeck could be set for his first involvement since mid-January after he picked up a knock in the defeat to Bournemouth.

Arsene Wenger is expected to revert to a back three for an away game, with Monreal slotting in alongside Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny.

He will have to choose between Sead Kolasinac and Ainsley Maitland-Niles for the left wing-back position.

Jack Wilshere is also in contention for a midfield start having overcome illness last weekend to make the bench for the Everton game.

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