Manuel Almunia returns to the Arsenal starting line-up for today's North London derby.

Only Nicklas Bendtner retains his place from the 2-1 Carling Cup victory over Liverpool on Wednesday, with Arsène Wenger reverting to a more familiar team for the match against Tottenham.

Alongside Bendtner in Arsenal's front three are Robin Van Persie and Andrey Arshavin.

Alex Song, Abou Diaby and Cesc Fabregas start in midfield while Bacary Sagna, William Gallas, Thomas Vermaelen and Gael Clichy make up the back four.

Arsenal team in full: Almunia, Sagna, Gallas, Vermaelen, Clichy, Song, Diaby, Fabregas (c), Arshavin, Van Persie, Bendtner. Substitutes: Mannone, Senderos, Gibbs, Eboue, Ramsey, Nasri, Eduardo

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31 Oct 2009