By Richard Clarke
Emmanuel Eboue has made a remarkable recovery from injury to be named in the squad for the visit of Tottenham on Saturday.
The Arsenal midfielder was stretchered off midway through the second half against Chelsea last week with a nasty-looking knee injury. In his post-match press conference Arsène Wenger suggested the Ivorian may take a week or two to recover.
However, Eboue passed a precautionary fitness test on Friday morning and will be available for the North London derby.
"He had stretched [medial knee ligaments] again but two days later it was much better," said the manager on Friday. "He had also hurt his ankle a little bit and he was scared he had done it again. But he had a fitness test this morning and succeeded. He's in the squad.
"That means Theo Walcott [flu] is out but everybody else is available and even Theo practised this morning. So there are no major changes."

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Richard Clarke 21 Dec 2007