The skipper was absent from the Manchester United reverse after suffering a stress fracture to the fourth metatarsal of his left foot in the closing stages of last Saturday's win over Everton.
Putting his personal pain of missing out on the run-in to one side, the skipper looked ahead to the derby on Saturday and expressed his belief over the team's ability to come away with their afternoon's ambitions realised.
"It is going to be a massive, massive game - the biggest game that many of us will be playing in with so much at stake," reasoned Ledley. "I am confident we will bounce back, we haven't lost two league games on the trot all season and we don't want to start now.
"It is all to play for and I'll be going along to cheer the boys on.
"It has been a good season and we have been in fourth position for a long time now. We're confident and feel we deserve to be there.
"Arsenal are a quality side and they are breathing down our necks now, but if we perform well it is in our hands. The way it is, we would rather be playing Arsenal than not having a say in it.
"We've got to do our job then we can concentrate on the last two games."
Ledley King is confident the lads can bounce back from Easter Monday defeat and maintain their habit of not recording back to back league losses this season.