Huge Tottenham injury boost ahead of Arsenal clash
By Will Butcher
Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that Danny Rose could return from a knee injury in time to play for Tottenham against Arsenal.
Rose, 26, has been sidelined since January after he was withdrawn in the 38th minute of Spurs’ 0-0 draw against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
Speaking in his press conference ahead of Spurs’ FA Cup semi-final clash against Chelsea, Pochettino was quoted by ESPN correspondent Dan Kilpatrick on his personal Twitter account as saying Rose could “maybe” return v Arsenal on 30 April.
However, that will see him miss Saturday’s clash against Chelsea as well as Wednesday night’s Premier League tie against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
#thfc Pochettino says Danny Rose could "maybe" be fit to face Arsenal. He will definitely miss Saturday's FA Cup semifinal though.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) April 20, 2017
England star Rose has already missed a total of 13 league and cup encounters and that is now set to stretch to 15 games, if he does indeed miss the matches against Chelsea and Palace.
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Since his injury, Wales international Ben Davies has deputised on the left side of defence and he is expected to fill in once again on Saturday evening at Wembley.
Spurs will be desperate to earn a place in the FA Cup final against Premier League title rivals Chelsea, with Arsenal and Man City set to do battle in the other semi.
The impending return of Rose is a huge boost despite Davies’ consistency in the last two months.
Rose is regarded as the outstanding player in his position in the Premier League and was named on Thursday in the PFA team of the year alongside teammates Kyle Walker, Dele Alli and Harry Kane.
In other Tottenham news, Kane delivers verdict on Twitter after being named in the team of the year.