By Harvey Byrne
Mark Lawrenson has predicted Tottenham to suffer a 2-0 defeat against fierce rivals Arsenal on Sunday afternoon at the Emirates Stadium.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side take on their fierce rivals, who are currently sat joint top of the league.
Additionally the Gunners have won 10 of their last 11 matches in all competitions, while Spurs haven’t won any of their last six encounters.
Former Liverpool defender Lawrenson identified Harry Kane as a player who can help Tottenham, but stated he doesn’t know how much game time the star forward will see as he continues his return from an injury.
“November looks like a tough month for Tottenham, who face three London derbies against Arsenal (away), West Ham (home) and Chelsea (away), as well as trying to get out of their Champions League group,” Lawrenson wrote on the BBC Sport website.
“Spurs are struggling, having scored only one goal from open play in their past three league games, so it is a good time for them to get Harry Kane back from injury.
“Kane will be billed as their saviour, although I am not sure how much of him we will see against Arsenal because Mauricio Pochettino is not the type of manager who will rush anyone back.
“Arsenal already have the likes of Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey available again and, apart from that blip when they were held at home by Middlesbrough, they are in excellent form.
“It is not a case of me being more convinced by the Gunners this season, because I am never unconvinced. It will be the latter part of the campaign that will be key for them, same as always.
“At the moment, though, everything is going Arsenal’s way. Spurs are still unbeaten in the Premier League, but I see that run ending this weekend.”
Just three places and three points separate the two north London rivals in the league with Arsenal currently in second, while Tottenham are in fifth.
It is set to be a highly contested clash, in which Tottenham will be keen to maintain their 10 match unbeaten run in the league, with form also flying out of the window as the two rivals meet.
In other Tottenham news, Pochettino has identified what the side lacked against Leverkusen.