Arsenal are still hopeful that first choice goalkeeper Petr Cech will be fit and ready to take on north London rivals Tottenham in their clash on Sunday, according to Sky Sports.
The broadcaster claim on their website that the Gunners have not ruled out the veteran shot stopper after he picked up a calf injury in the 5-1 thrashing of Everton over the weekend, as he was replaced by David Ospina with 20 minutes left to play.
It is said that the Arsenal medical team are still checking on the severity of the 35-year-old’s injury amid fears it could be a serious injury, and that replacement Ospina is waiting on standby in case he needs to take Cech’s place in the starting XI.
The former Chelsea man has started every one of the club’s Premier League matches this season, as well as one Europa League game and the Community Shield clash, to have made a total of 28 appearances across all competitions.
Ospina meanwhile has been used by manager Arsene Wenger for the majority of the club’s cup outings, turning out 10 times during the current campaigns to take his total number of appearances to the Gunners to 59.
Arsenal will be hoping to complete the double over their north London rivals, after beating them 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium earlier in the season.
In other Tottenham news, a managerial rival has apologised to Mauricio Pochettino for the controversy after drawing against Spurs.

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