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How do the teams face off for this afternoon's North London Derby?

Arsenal welcome Tottenham Hotspur to The Emirates this evening on this day of derbies, as they try to put on as entertaining a tie as the Merseyside clubs managed earlier today.

Both teams come into the game in mixed form, Arsenal dumped out of the Capital One Cup while Tottenham lost to West Brom in the Premier League last week.

It is the first North London derby for Mauricio Pochettino since he left Southampton in the summer and he will be hoping to get the better of his new local rivals.

In regards to team news Tottenham already knew that Kyle Walker would remain absent from proceedings. They are however likely to recall Hugo Lloris, Emmanuel Adebayor, Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela after they got rested in midweek, and Arsenal will also ring the changes.

Kieran Gibbs, Mathieu Flamini and Per Mertesacker are all available although Nacho Monreal, Yaya Sanogo and long-term absentees Theo Walcott, Serge Gnabry, Olivier Giroud and Mathieu Debuchy are all out of contention.

There have been rumours of surprise starts for Tottenham's Ryan Mason and Arsenal's Abou Diaby, so how do the teams line-up for today's North London derby?

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