Bale back for Spurs

Gareth Bale will return from suspension for Tottenham’s Barclays Premier League clash against rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Michael Dawson is still banned but Hossam Ghaly, Ricardo Rocha, Paul Stalteri, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Adel Taarabt are in contention after they were given squad numbers following the arrival of Harry Redknapp as boss.

Skipper Ledley King is a doubt after playing twice in the last week, while Jonathan Woodgate has been struggling with a groin complaint.

Provisional squad: Gomes, Cesar, Hutton, Bale, Gilberto, Stalteri, Gunter, Corluka, King, Assou-Ekotto, Woodgate, Zokora, Bentley, Huddlestone, Lennon, Jenas, Modric, Ghaly, Taarabt, Boateng, O’Hara, Pavlyuchenko, Bent, Giovani, Campbell.

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