The defeat to Swansea was made worse by goalkeeper Petr Cech suffering calf injury that means he will miss a league game for the first time this season, with David Ospina to step in, while Laurent Koscielny (calf) will also not return in time.

Mousa Dembele is expected to be in contention for Spurs after a groin problem, with Mauricio Pochettino insisting his squad are not cracking under the pressure despite losing at Upton Park.

He said: “We have a lot of games ahead, but Saturday is a very important game to keep our position in the table.

“We lost to West Ham but it is not nerves, it is difficult to play every game in the intensity or level we normally have. But I am happy with the effort we showed, it was fantastic.

“We deserved more but when you don’t score it is difficult to take positive things. I think the players are confident, it was only one game – our fourth defeat in the Premier League season – it’s not that we feel the pressure.”

A Mathieu Flamini double gave Arsenal a 2-1 League Cup win at White Hart Lane in September, while the reverse league fixture at Emirates Stadium was a 1-1 draw after Kieran Gibbs cancelled out Harry Kane’s strike.