Arsenal are set for a huge injury boost after leaving four players at home to rest before their North London derby with Tottenham at the weekend, The Telegraph report.

Defenders Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal, midfielder Santi Cazorla and forward Theo Walcott were left in the capital with slight injuries, while the rest of the squad traveled to Sofia for their Champions League tie with Lodogorets.

The quartet are expected to be reintroduced to the starting XI, with Petr Cech also expected to return for the clash.

Spurs are currently the only unbeaten team in the Premier League this season and Arsenal will be hoping to end that run at the Emirates Stadium this weekend and extend their three-point lead over their arch rivals even further.

The Gunners are the only team in recent memory to go unbeaten in a Premier League season, doing it in the 2003-04 season with the likes of Thierry Henry, Robert Pires and Patrick Vieira.

The last time Arsenal failed to finish above the Lilywhites finished above their North London rivals was 1995.

It looked like Spurs were going to do it at the end of last season, however their 5-1 loss on the last day against already relegated Newcastle prevented them from doing so.


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