Arsenal have a big test ahead of them this weekend as the Premier League returns after the latest international break.

The Gunners take on their north London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur, at the Emirates for this season’s first league meeting between the two sides.

Heading into this game, it seems as though Arsenal may have been handed a potential injury boost ahead of Saturday’s clash, which would surely be a big lift for Mikel Arteta and his side’s chances of securing a win against their close rivals.

In a recent Twitter post from Dan Kilpatrick, the journalist had this to say about the fitness of Spurs attacker, Dejan Kulusevski.

He said: “Dejan Kulusevski had a scan yesterday after returning from internationals with a suspected muscle problem, and now thought to be a derby doubt.”

In 18 league appearances last season, the attacker scored five goals and supplied eight assists.

With seven games under his belt in this campaign, Kulusevski has found the net on one occasion and delivered three assists for his side.

To further highlight the attacking danger he has, the 22-year-old currently tops the list at Spurs for the number of carries into the 18-yard box (17) as well as having the joint-second highest number of key passes (13) at the club.

Taking all of this into account, it’s safe to say that if Spurs don’t have the Swedish international in their side tomorrow, this will surely have a negative impact on their attacking ability, therefore giving Arsenal and Arteta one less thing to worry about.

However, the Gunners will still have to be at their best defensively in this game given how Antonio Conte still has the likes of Harry Kane and Heung-min Son at his disposal, who have 45 shots at goal between them in the league so far this season.