Wenger sweating over Cech

08 February 2018 05:19:44 EST

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he will wait until Friday to decide whether keeper Petr Cech will feature in the north London derby with Tottenham on Saturday.

The Gunners make the trip to Wembley going in search of bragging rights and looking to strengthen their bid for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.

The is some doubt over who will be between the sticks for Arsenal this weekend but Wenger is keeping his fingers crossed Cech recovers from his calf injury in time for the mouth-watering contest against their old rivals.

He said: "Petr Cech has not practiced but I will make my decision tomorrow. I have no problem with David Ospina.

"I will not take any risk with Cech if he is not 100% fit."

Wenger is looking forward to a return to Wembley and is fully aware of the importance of the derby in Arsenal’s bid to finish in the top four this term.

He added: "I know the importance of this game and it is a chance to close in on a Champions League spot. We are behind in the table and have to catch up.

"We feel we have a good level of performance at Wembley, but it will all come down to the day.

"What Wembley gives you is a good pitch to allow you to play the way you want to play."

Arsenal are 29/10 to win, 29/10 to draw and 19/20 to lose to Spurs.

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