Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger will make a number of changes in his line-up for the Tottenham derby.Getty Images

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he is planning to make a revolution in his starting line-up ahead of the north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

The French boss rested a number of important players during the midweek Capital One Cup defeat against Southampton in order to have them fresh for the crucial Premier League game against their arch-rivals.

Wenger made 10 changes to the side that beat Aston Villa on Saturday, handing goalkeeper David Ospina his debut while including fringe and inexperienced players like Hector Bellerin, Isaac Hayden, Francis Coquelin, Abou Diaby and Joel Campbell in the line-up.

The boss has refused to blame them for the Capital One Cup elimination but confirms he will pick a completely new team for the North London derby.

"It's difficult to judge the players who aren't playing many minutes. But our young players have shown quality," he said during the press conference ahead of the game.

"It was a disappointment to go out against Southampton but there will be a completely different team tomorrow,

"I'm always a fan of stability because the manager carries the values of a club better than anyone else."

In this sense, Wenger suggests Mesut Ozil will be deployed once again in the number 10 role behind Danny Welbeck, after the German international got back to his best against Villa, scoring one goal and providing the English international with an assist.

"Ozil played very well with Welbeck and that's a very interesting combination for us," the manager said.

"We have all the best attacking players in the Premier League. The clubs here have huge financial potential and offensive power"

Meanwhile Wenger claims that, even though Arsenal will face Galatasary on Wednesday in their second Champions League game of the season, the team is fully focused on the Tottenham clash.

"I only have my eye on the next game because it's a massive one but it's true we have an important week," he said.

"North London derbies are always very intense and the players from both sides know each other so well."