Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech will miss Saturday’s north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane because of a groin injury. Cech suffered the injury late in his side’s 2-1 home defeat by Swansea on Wednesday after going up for a corner. “He had a little groin problem before the game and I think he struggled a little bit tonight,” said Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
Defender Laurent Koscielny will also miss the derby with a damaged calf. France international Koscielny, 30, did not play against Swansea as Arsenal lost for the second successive league game. Former Chelsea keeper Cech, 33, has played in all 28 Premier League games for Arsenal since joining last summer. Arsenal start the derby third in the Premier League table, six points behind leaders Leicester City, with 10 games remaining.