Tottenham vs Arsenal: Laurent Koscielny in training to hand Arsene Wenger north London derby boost

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Laurent Koscielny has handed Arsene Wenger a timely boost after being pictured in Arsenal training ahead of Sunday's north London derby against Tottenham.

Koscielny injured his knee against Leicester on Wednesday night late on with the scores level at 0-0, but played on and finished the game as Robert Huth's own goal handed Arsenal an important 1-0 victory.

Wenger said on Friday that Koscielny had a 60 per cent chance of starting Sunday's clash with Premier League rivals Spurs - the final north London derby to be held at White Hart Lane.

The French coach revealed that news over the centre-back's recovery was "positive", and Koscielny was back in training with his team-mates on Saturday.

While Koscielny may start in a new-look three-man defence which has helped Arsenal record three straight wins, Shkodran Mustafi is still "two weeks away" with a thigh injury that has sidelined him since the 3-0 loss against Crystal Palace earlier in April.

Rob Holding is in contention to start against Spurs, though Wenger deployed Nacho Monreal as his left-sided centre-back against Leicester.