TEAM NEWS: Walcott & Gervinho start for Arsenal as Adebayor leads line for Tottenham against former club

Duo pass late fitness tests to be included, as revealed by earlier on Sunday afternoon, while Song continues to deputise in defence against former team-mate Adebayor
As revealed by on Sunday afternoon, Arsenal duo Theo Walcott and Gervinho have made it into the starting lineup for the north London derby at Tottenham. revealed the duo passed late fitness tests on Sunday morning as Gunners manager Arsene Wenger prepared for the clash after a horrid start to the season. His side sit two points and six places below their arch rivals in 13th place.

Alex Song continues in defence with Laurent Koscielny still out injured while Robin van Persie leads the line.

Meanwhile, ex-Arsenal forward Emmanuel Adebayor starts against his former side, for the team he has scored the most goals against - the Togolese striker has netted 10 times against Spurs in his career but will be looking to net for them today.

Tottenham: Friedel; Walker, Kaboul, King, Assou-Ekotto; Van der Vaart, Parker, Modric, Bale; Adebayor, Defoe.

Subs: Cudicini, Bassong, Corluka, Livermore, Sandro, Giovani, Pavlyuchenko.

Arsenal: Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Song, Gibbs; Coquelin, Arteta, Ramsey; Walcott, Van Persie, Gervinho.

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