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Arsenal defenders Laurent Koscielny (knee) and Kieran Gibbs (groin) face fitness tests ahead of the north London derby.

Midfielder Aaron Ramsey (ankle), defender Francis Coquelin (hamstring) and centre-half Sebastien Squillaci (groin) are all sidelined.

Defender Carl Jenkinson recovered from a back problem and played for the reserves in midweek, but centre-back Per Mertesacker (ankle) is a long-term absentee, along with full-back Andre Santos (ankle), midfielders Abou Diaby (hamstring) and Jack Wilshere (ankle).

Tottenham forwards Emmanuel Adebayor (knee) and Rafael van der Vaart (calf) have trained this week and are expected to be fit.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto (groin) and Luka Modric (illness) missed last week's FA Cup game but should also be available to play at the Emirates.

Ledley King (knee) faces a late fitness test, Sandro is a major doubt due to a calf injury, and William Gallas (calf) and Tom Huddlestone (ankle) are long-term absentees.

Arsenal (from): Szczesny, Gibbs, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Sagna, Song, Arteta, Gervinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott, Van Persie, Fabianski, Benayoun, Arshavin, Chamakh, Park, Rosicky, Miquel.

Tottenham (from): Friedel, Gomes, Cudicini, Assou-Ekotto, Rose, Kaboul, Khumalo, Walker, King, Dawson, Nelsen, Livermore, Sandro, Parker, Bale, Kranjcar, Lennon, Dos Santos, Modric, Defoe, Adebayor, Van der Vaart, Saha, Lancaster, Luongo.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 30 August 2014
12:45
Burnley v Man Utd  
15:00
Man City v Stoke  
Newcastle v C Palace  
QPR v S'land  
Swansea v West Brom  
West Ham v Southampton  
17:30
Everton v Chelsea  
Sunday, 31 August 2014
13:30
A Villa v Hull City  
Tottenham v Liverpool  
16:00
Leicester v Arsenal  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Tottenham 2 5 6
2 Chelsea 2 4 6
3 Man City 2 4 6
4 Swansea 2 2 6
5 Arsenal 2 1 4
6 Hull City 2 1 4
7 A Villa 2 1 4
8 West Ham 2 1 3
9 Liverpool 2 -1 3
10 Everton 2 0 2
11 S'land 2 0 2
12 West Brom 2 0 2
13 Man Utd 2 -1 1
14 Southampton 2 -1 1
15 Stoke 2 -1 1
16 Leicester 2 -2 1
17 Newcastle 2 -2 1
18 C Palace 2 -3 0
19 Burnley 2 -3 0
20 QPR 2 -5 0

Updated Wed, 27 Aug 2014

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