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12th Nov, 2017 | 2:59pm

Reliable journalist: Massive fitness boost for Tottenham ahead of crunch PL clash with Arsenal

By George Brooks

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has returned to training for Belgium ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash against Arsenal.

The centre-back was ruled out of Belgium’s 3-3 friendly draw with Mexico on Friday with a minor ankle injury.

Belgian football journalist Kristof Terreur broke the news on his Twitter account on Sunday.

The news is a huge boost for Tottenham fans, ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Vertonghen has played a key role for Spurs’ this season, making 15 appearances in all competitions.

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Mauricio Pochettino’s side are already four points ahead of the Gunners in this season’s title race and will be looking to open up a gap over their north London rivals.

Spurs are currently third in the Premier League, only behind leaders Manchester City and Manchester United.

They are also unbeaten in this season’s Champions League and recently qualified for the last 16 of Europe’s elite club competition.

Vertonghen has 97 appearances for his country and recently became Belgium’s most capped player.

The defender could be fit to play in Tuesday’s international friendly match against Japan, but Spurs fans will be hoping he is rested ahead of the weekend’s Premier League showdown.

In the other Tottenham news, Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has identified this Spurs star as his latest transfer target.

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