Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed his plans for Saturday's north London derby against Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium have been thrown into chaos with a string of players battling injury.

The Gunners host their fierce rivals in need of a confidence boost following a dip in form which has seen them win only two in the previous seven Barclays Premier League games.

However, Wenger indicated preparations for the match had been hampered by fitness concerns over key men like Theo Walcott, Mikel Arteta and in-form striker Olivier Giroud, who has returned from midweek international action with France carrying back and hamstring problems. "There are so many - I think we need a few doctors," Wenger said.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2012, All Rights Reserved.

Topics:
#Tottenham Hotspur
#Arsenal
#Mikel Arteta
#Premier League
#Theo Walcott
Flag article