• Arsenal manager says little can prepare a player for atmosphere
  • Granit Xhaka’s return gives Arteta a full squad to pick from

Mikel Arteta admits there is no adequate preparation for the atmosphere several of his players will be plunged into for the first time on Sunday, when they face Spurs in the north London derby.

Five of Arsenal’s six summer signings – all 23 or under – are new to the fixture. Of that quintet it is likely Ben White, Takahiro Tomiyasu and Aaron Ramsdale will start, with Albert Sambi Lokonga and Nuno Tavares expected to be among the substitutes.

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