4 talking points ahead of Tottenham vs Arsenal

  • The Gunners take on their main rivals on Sunday and there are four key points to discuss
Arsenal were victorious 5-0 against Chelsea on Tuesday
Arsenal were victorious 5-0 against Chelsea on Tuesday / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages
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3. Potential Timber return

Jurrien Timber
Jurrien Timber is on the brink of a first-team return / Richard Heathcote/GettyImages

After a long spell out, Jurrien Timber made his return to footballing action on Monday when he started for Arsenal Under-21s in their 2-2 draw away to Blackburn Rovers. The Netherlands international marked his comeback with a stunning goal to give his side the lead before being withdrawn at half-time.

When asked about Timber's availability in his pre-match press conference, Mikel Arteta said that a decision on the Dutchman's involvement will be made tomorrow after first-team training.

Arteta is unsure if the North London Derby is too early for Timber's return to the first-team but insists he is very close. There is hope that Arsenal fans could finally see Jurrien Timber back in action for the club on Sunday.

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