Arsenal have been handed a potential early injury boost ahead of their upcoming North London Derby clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

According to a recent report from Football.London, Spurs goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris will not be part of France’s international games over the next week after dropping out of the squad through injury.

In 425 senior appearances for Spurs, the 35-year-old has conceded 472 goals and kept 145 clean sheets along the way.

So far this season, the Frenchman has played in all seven of Tottenham’s Premier League games, but has only managed to keep two clean sheets.

Despite that, only three other goalkeepers in the league have a better save percentage than the Spurs captain (72.7%), showing just how important he is for them and why it’d be such a blow for them to potentially not have him available for the upcoming derby after the international break.

Therefore, it would surely be a big boost for Mikel Arteta and his side to potentially come up against their close rivals, who have conceded 53 more shots at goal in the league this season than the Gunners, without Lloris in the starting XI.

Also, with the Emirates outfit also having a higher rate of shots at goal per 90 minutes (16.71) than Antonio Conte’s side (15.57), this further highlights how much of a danger Arsenal could be in the upcoming clash.

To further highlight how important the France international is for his side, only Alisson (55.6%) and Ederson (54.1%) had a higher clean sheet percentage than Lloris last season (42.1%).

Moving forward, while it’s undeniable that everyone at Spurs will be hoping that Lloris will be available to play in the derby, Arsenal shouldn’t be concerned over the matter and instead just focus on securing a win over their rivals and keep their place at the top of the Premier League table.