Theo Walcott and Gervinho will both start for Arsenal in the North London derby at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

The duo had been cast as doubts ahead of the fixture but will line up for Arsène Wenger’s side as they hunt for victory against rivals Tottenham.

Meanwhile there is a second league start of the campaign for young midfielder Francis Coquelin, with Emmanuel Frimpong taking up a place on the substitutes’ bench.

Alex Song will once more line up at the heart of defence alongside Per Mertesacker, while Kieran Gibbs returns from the midweek win over Olympiacos to start at left back.

Team in full: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Song, Gibbs, Coquelin, Arteta, Ramsey, Walcott, Gervinho, Van Persie.

Substitutes: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Andre Santos, Frimpong, Benayoun, Arshavin, Park.

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2 Oct 2011