Team News: Emmanuel Adebayor, Luka Modric passed fit for Tottenham Hotspur

Emmanuel Adebayor
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Tottenham Hotspur pair Emmanuel Adebayor and Luka Modric have been passed fit to start the North London derby.

Tottenham Hotspur duo Emmanuel Adebayor and Luka Modric have been deemed fit enough to start this afternoon's North London derby against Arsenal.

Louis Saha is also in the starting lineup, but Rafael van der Vaart has failed to shake off a leg injury.

Hosts Arsenal have handed a start to Theo Walcott, while Kieran Gibbs will begin the match at left-back.

Arsenal: Szczesny; Sagna, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Koscielny; Song, Arteta, Rosicky, Walcott, Benayoun; Van Persie

Spurs: Friedel, Walker, Kaboul, King, Assou-Ekotto; Kranjcar, Modric, Parker, Bale; Adebayor, Saha

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