Arsenal sweating on Cech involvement in north London derby

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Now, he has set his sights on the North London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal and his picks are in. "We are behind in the table and have to catch up", said Wenger, who will face Spurs for the 52nd time in his 22 years as Arsenal manager. They linked up well to tee up Aaron Ramsey for the opener, and the Gunners went on to beat a sorry Everton 5-1.

Coming just days after Alexis Sanchez finally got his wish to leave Arsenal in a blockbuster move to Manchester United, Wenger was once again under fire from angry fans frustrated by the club's failure to win the Premier League since 2004.

Following Tottenham's 2-2 draw with Liverpool last weekend, there were criticisms of some of Mauricio Pochettino's players and their tendency to dive.

Aubameyang starred and scored on his Premier League debut against Everton, while Lacazette sat on the bench, but Wenger is not particularly anxious about his compatriot's mindset after getting dropped. So he played only one game at home, where they played a 2-2 against Werder Bremen [sic, Freiburg].

"He has a very professional attitude in training and matches", said Wenger.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could start his second game on the spin after impressing during his debut against Everton. Those two combined for a remarkable 59 goals and 31 assists in their final season together at Borussia Dortmund and they were up to their old tricks on Saturday. The good news is that if he wants to make an adjustment he finally has a full squad to choose from. "They all want to play".

Wenger was also asked if there's a better striker in Europe than Harry Kane at the moment and this was his response.

Dutch striker Robin van Persie put the hosts ahead 4-2 but Tottenham dragged themselves back into the game through Jermaine Jenas, who curled one in. "At Wembley you play special games where you are under pressure to perform and we responded well to it every time". "He played, they suspended him for two or three games", the Frenchman told reporters on Thursday.

Tottenham's top scorer has six goals in his last six league games against Arsenal. Lennon then stunned the Emirates crowd with an injury-time goal. Another constant could be removed from the team as Petr Cech needs a late fitness test, though there is a case that his understudy David Ospina is the superior goalkeeper anyway.

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