One man earning praise from Wenger recently is Mesut Ozil, who scored a sublime solo victor against Ludogorets in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Tottenham Hotspur, who are yet to win in their last four Premier League outings, will be eager to boost their title push and close the gap on their neighbours.
The Arsenal boss was asked whether he thinks his side have an advantage over Spurs heading into the game.
THERE aren't many games that get the blood pumping as much as the north London derby, especially when both clubs are within three points of each other near the top of the table. "The discipline is important and we want to be effective in all situations we face".
David Moyes once told me he couldn't stop Wayne Rooney going to play football in the park with his mates on Saturday nights after playing for Everton earlier in the same day and Harry has the same love for the game.
While Arsenal have dominated this fixture during Wenger's 20-year tenure, they have often struggled in November games.
Mikael Silvestre put Arsenal level before the break as a flapping clearance from shot stopper Heurelho Gomes gave the ex-Manchester United player his first goal for the club.
As well as Sanchez, Alex Iwobi and Theo Walcott have played a number of games this season and look to be ahead of Giroud in the pecking order - with summer signing Lucas Perez also pushing for starts.
But Wenger is clearly confident that even without the injuries, the Gunners would have the edge over their North London rivals.
The rest will have done him good - although he isn't the sort of boy to ask for a rest or allow himself to feel exhausted whatever people are saying about him - and as long as the medical team give the green light, the temptation to play Harry against Arsenal will surely be too great to resist.
Heading into this weekend's North London Derby, Arsenal are now unbeaten in all competitions since the opening day of the season and have won five of their last six matches in the Premier League.
Gibbs has been deputising for Nacho Monreal at left-back in recent games and with the Spaniard also facing a late fitness test on his thigh injury, Arsenal are sweating on their two left-backs ahead of Sunday.
"It is true that maybe we lost a bit of confidence because it is a few games we have not won".
"Am I bit concerned?"