Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to make late call on Laurent Koscielny & Kieran Gibbs

Laurent Koscielny was given a torrid time by Zlatan Ibrahimovic against AC Milan earlier this month

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger faces an anxious wait to discover whether or not Laurent Koscielny and Kieran Gibbs will be fit to face Tottenham on Sunday.

The defensive duo both missed the Gunners’ FA Cup defeat to Sunderland last weekend, but Wenger was hopeful they would be ready to return for the North London derby at the Emirates.

However, there is some doubt over the condition of the pair, and both will need to come through fitness tests if they are to be considered for selection. Koscielny is suffering with a knee injury, while Gibbs picked up a knock against AC Milan earlier this month in what was his first appearance since October.

If either is unable to make it, fullback Carl Jenkinson could be thrown straight back in following a long layoff, having come through 45 minutes of a reserve match in midweek.

The Gunners would fall 13 points behind their rivals with a defeat on Sunday.

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