Mikel Arteta has provided a fresh injury update on Ben White ahead of Arsenal’s next outing.
White has been a staple of the Gunners’ backline throughout 2021/22 and, despite a pretty shaky start to the campaign, hehas been a solid edition for the north Londoners.
However, the Englishman has missed Arsenal’s last several games, including their 2-1 win over Leeds United on Sunday.
Arsenal dominated that match and, despite conceding to Diego Llorente in the second half, were able to see off the Peacocks with relative ease.
And now, speaking after that game, Mikel Arteta has provided an update on White, confirming that the form Brighton stopper is expected to be available for the upcoming north London derby.
"I think so [he'll be available against Tottenham]," Arteta said. "He's starting to do a little bit of work on the pitch. We want everyone available."
Arsenal vs Tottenham
Arsenal will face Tottenham this coming Thursday in the final north London derby of the season.
It is a huge tie for both teams, with a spot in next season’s Champions League very much on the line.
Arsenal head into the game occupying that coveted 4th spot and, thanks to Spurs’ draw with Liverpool on Saturday, Mikel Arteta and co. now boast a four-point lead over their bitter rivals.
As a result, if Arsenal win on Thursday, they will secure a Champions League place for the first time since 2017.