Jamie Redknapp believes Arsenal need Santi Cazorla fit for the north London derby.

Spaniard Cazorla missed the 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough after failing a fitness test before the game.Cazorla has an achilles injury and boss Arsene Wenger is uncertain when he will return.

Redknapp says Arsenal missed him on Saturday after their winning run in the league ended at six.

Arsenal star Santi Cazorla is out with an injuryGETTYSanti Cazorla missed Arsenal’s Premier League draw with Middlesbrough due to an achilles injury

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“Arsenal’s draw with Middlesbrough showed just how much they miss Santi Cazorla”

Jamie Redknapp on Arsene Wenger’s Gunners

“Arsenal’s draw with Middlesbrough showed just how much they miss Santi Cazorla,” he wrote in the Mail.

“The little magician has been at the heart of Arsenal’s excellent start to the season but an achilles injury ruled him out of the stalemate.

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“Arsenal looked a little jaded having played on Wednesday in the Champions League and, with the games coming thick and fast, Arsene Wenger will want Cazorla back for the north London derby on November 6.”

Santi Cazorla has scored two goals for ArsenalGETTYSanti Cazorla has scored two Premier League goals for Arsenal this season

Wenger’s Gunners take on Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham a week on Sunday at the Emirates.Spurs are yet to lose a league game this season but still find themselves out of the top four after recent draws at West Brom and Bournemouth.

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Arsenal have lost once, on the opening day to Liverpool, but are level on points at the top withManchester City and Jurgen Klopp’s side.