By London correspondent Tony Hughes

Aaron Ramsey will start in a wide role for Arsenal against Tottenham after paying the price for some poor central midfield displays.

Mohamed Elneny is selected to make his first Premier League start in the cauldron of a north London derby.

The Egyptian partners Francis Coquelin in central midfield, with Ramsey pushed out to the right flank for the Saturday lunchtime showdown.

Arsene Wenger has made four changes following the midweek defeat to Swansea, with Elneny joined in the starting X1 by Kieran Gibbs, David Ospina and Danny Welbeck.

Olivier Giroud, Nacho Monreal and Joel Campbell drop down to the bench, while Petr Cech is injured.

Meanwhile Mousa Dembele has been named in the Tottenham team after missing three matches with a groin injury.

The key midfielder, who was pictured looking relaxed as he arrived at White Hart Lane with the rest of his Spurs team-mates ahead of the lunchtime clash, will partner Eric Dier in central midfield.

Dele Alli also returns to the team after being on the substitute’s bench in midweek in the north London club’s 1-0 defeat to West Ham.