By Russell Edge
Tottenham defender Danny Rose was snubbed from the senior squad for the north London derby clash against Arsenal by manager Mauricio Pochettino, according to Sky Sports.
The broadcaster claimed during their coverage of the clash at the Emirates Stadium (18/11, 11:30) that the left back was not suffering from an injury and that the decision to leave him out was a tactical one, which will come as a shock considering he is one of Spurs’ most established stars.
They also reported that instead of turning out in the derby match, he was instead training with the remainder of the Tottenham players who had not been included in the match day squad.
Ben Davies started the match against the Gunners at left back, while Serge Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters, who have both taken on the role this season, left on the bench.
Rose, who returned from a serious knee injury earlier this campaign after being ruled out of action since the start of the year, has made just three appearances across all competitions this season, with just one of those coming in the league.
The 14-time-capped England international has a total of 147 outings for Spurs since joining from Leeds United in 2007, and has scored 10 goals during his career with the Lilywhites.
In other Tottenham news, Arsenal’s Sead Kolasinac has said that there is one factor which will decide the clash.