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Arsenal awaiting results of Petr Cech's injury

Petr Cech news

Arsenal hopeful of Cech's return ahead of north London derby

Arsenal are reportedly hopeful that Petr Cech will take the playing field when they face-off against Tottenham Hotspur in the local derby at the Wembley Stadium.

The 35-year-old picked up a calf injury during the second half of the Gunners' 5-1 win over Everton last weekend where he clashed with Oumar Niasse while trying to intercept a cross.

Manager Arsene Wenger initially played down the injury concern citing that Cech had only received a kick, but the club are now awaiting results on the extent of the problem.

The veteran has not missed a single Premier League match this season, and his deputy David Ospina has had to contend with gametime in the Cup competitions unless his appearance last weekend.

Arsenal have possessed a good record at the Wembley via their FA Cup triumphs in recent seasons, and they will aiming for their second-straight win over Spurs to close the five-point gap to the Champions League spots.