By Emma Sanders
Arsenal fans reacted with confidence despite Mauricio Pochettino confirming Harry Kane will be returning to the Tottenham squad to face the Gunners on Sunday.
Arsene Wenger’s side welcome their London rivals to the Emirates this weekend and Tottenham have been boosted by the return of their star striker following a two-month absence.
Pochettino confirmed the news during a press conference on Friday afternoon though he did not reveal whether the England international will be in the starting XI.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 4, 2016
Kane has missed Tottenham’s last 10 matches and is unlikely to start against Arsenal, who have been in excellent form so far this season.
Fans are confident despite the news of Kane’e return as Pochettino also confirmed Toby Alderweireld, Erik Lamela and Ben Davies will miss out, while Mousa Dembele is rated doubtful.
Moussa Sissoko will also be missing as he serves his final game of his three-match suspension following an incident with Harry Arter during Spurs’ draw against Bournemouth.
Tottenham remain unbeaten in the Premier League but have picked up just one victory in their last seven games while Arsenal are currently level on points at the top of the Premier League with Manchester City and Liverpool.
The Gunners have not lost a game since their opening weekend defeat against the Merseysiders and will go into the game with confidence after Spurs produced another lack-lustre display against Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday evening.
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
Lol our luck….Harry Kane back . #NorthLondonDerby
— ✨ Filipina Gooner ✨ (@filipinagooner) November 4, 2016
Harry Kane being back in the Spurs squad for the NLD was the most predictable thing ever!
— TAY. (@Tay92_) November 4, 2016
— 'leke Ojo (@dymaconcept) November 4, 2016
He spits when he talks, he spits when he talks. Harry Kane he spits when he talks 🎤🎧 https://t.co/yqXjdxYzNw
— Mr W (@Official_WilsA) November 4, 2016
— af-ldn98 (@a_farah45) November 4, 2016
— Marcodowski (@damark_afc) November 4, 2016
— CXMIIT (@cxmiit) November 4, 2016
Harry Kane would only be fit enough to play for 20 minutes at best if he returns for the north London derby against #AFC on Sunday.
— PredictTheScore (@PTS_Updates) November 4, 2016
— Akshay Gangadharan (@Akshay_kalathil) November 4, 2016
In other Arsenal news, Tottenham fans have reacted on Twitter to Kane’s return.