Emmanuel Adebayor is eyeing a new club record if he is selected to play against Tottenham on Sunday.
The Togolese striker hasn't been on his best form so far this season, but the big man loves scoring against the Spuds and sits at the top of the tree alongside Alan Sunderland and Robert Pires with eight goals apiece against our North London rivals.
Ade-cool's record is all the more remarkable given that he's only played eight North London derbies. He failed to score in his first appearance, but his eight strikes have come in just seven games and another goal on Sunday will make him the top scorer in history in an Arsenal Tottenham match.
Manu has hit 12 goals this season, just one shy of Robin van Persie's total and with the Dutchman in arguably the best form of his Gunners career to date, I can't see Arsene Wenger choosing anyone other than our top scoring duo to lead the Arsenal attack at LightWeight Lane...
In terms of injuries, Cesc Fabregas, Theo Walcott, Michael Silvestre and the ghost of Tomas Rosicky all remain sidelined, while Eduardo is on the cusp of a first team recall, but it seems unlikely that will happen this weekend.
And as for our new signing, Andrey Arshavin, as I reported earlier on in the week, the Russian hasn't played a competitive game since November so it would be very surprising if he's in the squad for the trip to N17. A good stint in training this week might have persuaded Arsene Wenger to reward Arshavin with a place on the bench, but given that our new no.23 has spent the past few days back in Russia, that won't happen.
In defence, Bacary Sagna and Gael Clichy will fill their usual positions, while with the choice between William Gallas, Kolo Toure and Johan Djourou in the centre, I'd be inclined to opt for Willie and Johan to deal with the height of Darren Bent and Roman Pavlyuchenko and the pace of Robbie Keane.
Midfield will no doubt hold the key to Sunday's game and I'm hoping that Samir Nasri will be allowed to fill his favourite role in the hole behind the strikers, aided by Denilson, Alex Song and Emmanuel Eboue, although I'd like to see Le Gaffer use Aaron Ramsey, but I doubt that will happen.
As usual, share your thoughts on who you'd like to see line up against Tottenham. For the record, here's my selection:
Sagna Gallas Djourou Clichy
Eboue Denilson Ramsey Nasri