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Posted on 30 October 2009  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp reports that Ledley King is fit to face Arsenal and David Bentley will start at the Emirates on Saturday.

Team news

Harry Redknapp reports that Ledley King is fit to face Arsenal and David Bentley will start at the Emirates on Saturday.

Ledley has missed the last two games against Stoke and Everton through illness but was back in training on Friday.

He was joined by fellow central defender Jonathan Woodgate, back in training after a nasty clash of heads against Stoke last weekend and Peter Crouch, who was kept out of the Everton by a slight groin strain.

"Crouchy's fine and both Ledley and Jonathan are training again," said Harry at Spurs Lodge on Friday afternoon.

"We're still without Aaron Lennon, Luka Modric and Giovani and Jermain Defoe is suspended, but other than that, we're okay."

David turned in a fine display on his return to the side in the Carling Cup victory against the Toffees on Tuesday.

Playing wide right, David delivered the cross for Tom Huddlestone's opening goal at the Lane and was first on the scene when Tim Howard saved Robbie Keane's penalty for the second goal - his follow up was saved before Robbie finally found the target.

"David has so much ability and he was outstanding on Tuesday," added Harry. "He looked bright in training this morning (Friday) and his delivery from set-pieces was fantastic.

"He's a quality football and we need David Bentley playing well, because when he plays well he's a real asset to the club.

"He's looking forward to the game, going back to Arsenal again and it's a big game for him. He scored a great goal there last season and I'm sure he'd love to score another goal on Saturday.

"He looks in the right frame of mind and very sharp.

"We now need a run of performances from him. We've got Aaron Lennon, Modric and Defoe to all come back, good players here and we need them all playing well.

"He will play tomorrow, David, he will go back there and play."