Arsenal entertain West Ham United in Wednesday’s Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners returned to winning ways with a comfortable 3-0 triumph over Southampton on Saturday.
They are now sixth on the table, two points behind West Ham, who are occupying the final Champions League spot.
The Gunners have the chance to break into the top four with a victory, if Manchester United drop points at Brentford.
Aaron Ramsdale has been in fine form for the Gunners since his summer arrival. He was solid between the sticks on Saturday with six saves. The England international has already kept seven clean sheets from 13 appearances, and he is expected to start.
The backline is unlikely to see any changes. Takehiro Tomiyasu has been a terrific acquisition at right-back, and he has made the position his own since his debut in September. Kieran Tierney should start on the opposite end for the third game running after assists in back-to-back games.
Ben White and Gabriel Magalhaes have started the last 13 league games together in central defence. Gabriel was substituted early against the Saints, but it was a precautionary measure after his early booking. The duo are expected to continue as the central defensive pairing.
In the centre of the park, Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka have started the last two games alongside each other. Both players have been prone to squandering possession with loose passes, but Mikel Arteta is likely to keep his faith in the experienced duo for the London derby.
Emile Smith Rowe was deemed fit to make the matchday squad after a groin issue, but he was an unused substitute. The club graduate may continue on the bench as the Gunners manager could stick with the successful attacking combination from last weekend.
Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka both registered an assist, but they should continue in the wide attacking positions. Martin Odegaard has finally found his goalscoring boots with goals in each of his last three appearances, and appears set to continue in the number 10 role.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was axed from the squad on Saturday for a disciplinary breach. He should be available on Wednesday, but may have to settle for a bench role after Alexandre Lacazette’s impressive showing against the Saints that was capped with the opening goal.