Our young midfield prodigy is desperate to shrug off a dead leg sustained on international duty last Friday in time to take the field against Arsenal.
If he is successful he will be looking for a repeat of the 1998 FA Premier Youth League Play-Off Final second leg victory across North London.
We actually won that game 1-0 in front of live television cameras but it was too little, too late — Gunners won the first leg 2-0.
“I remember that one well,” said Ledley. “We actually won that game 1-0 so a result like that would be good. Peter Crouch scored the goal that day but we lost 2-1 overall after losing 2-0 at White Hart Lane. It would be nice to put that right.”
Ledley was working overtime at Spurs Lodge this week to be ready for Saturday.
He added: “It’s one I definitely want to play in and I’m doing everything I can to be ready for it.
“I played in my first Premiership derby earlier in the season. I remember the pace of it more than anything else - it was quicker than any other game I’d played in.
“You want to be involved in these games and I’m looking forward to the next couple of weeks.”
Ledley King — if fit - will take good omens to Highbury.