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Arsenal vs. Tottenham Hotspur: Bellerin out for North London Derby

Injury news!

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The second North London Derby of the season kicks off in just over three hours, and there's good news if you're a Spurs supporter: Arsenal's speedy right back Hector Bellerin has been ruled out of the derby with an injury.

Obviously, this is good news for Spurs, as Bellerin has proven himself to be one of the better right backs in the Premier League this season and was expected to give Danny Rose fits at the Emirates today. One would assume that Matthieu Debuchy would slide into his place. There's an offhand chance that Laurent Koscielny might be back for today, but it doesn't sound likely.

Arsenal are really banged up, with Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshire, Tomas Rosicky, and Danny Welbeck joining Kos and Bellerin on the sidelines. Good news for us, right? Shut up, you'll jinx it.

For Spurs, the usual trio of Alex Pritchard, Nabil Bentaleb, and Nacer Chadl remain sidelined with ankle injuries. Lyall Thomas suggests that Clinton N'Jie might be sufficiently recovered from his hamstring injury to feature in some way for Spurs.

That'd be good news, but nobody should expect Clinton to be anything than a late match sub, especially in such a big game. Son Heung-Min is also available for selection after playing in the Europa League on Thursday, but may start on the bench.