By Alex Taylor

Mauricio Pochettino has indicated that Harry Kane could be back from injury sooner than expected after his latest scan.

Kane, 23, has been sidelined since suffering an ankle injury during Tottenham’s 1-0 win over Sunderland in September.

The Sun report there were fears Kane could be ruled out for up to ten weeks, but he could be back three weeks ahead of schedule.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed in an encouraging update that results of a new scan on the injury were “better than expected”.

The forward could now be on course to feature against Arsenal on 6 November in what would be a huge boost to the team.

Kane had endured a slow start to his Premier League campaign but managed to get up and running to score twice before his injury.

Spurs, who currently sit second in the table, remain the only unbeaten side in England’s top flight after seeing off Manchester City 2-0 on Sunday.

Tottenham fans will be hoping their star man can return for their north London showdown with Arsenal as Kane has a good record against his rivals.

The academy star has scored four goals in his last four appearances against Arsene Wenger’s side.

Pochettino has already overseen wins against City, Crystal Palace and Sunderland this season as his side prepare to battle on all fronts for major silverware.

In other Tottenham news, Harry Redknapp admitted he discovered his players bet on their own matches, in contravention of Football Association rules – and Spurs fans took to Twitter.