Tottenham expected 4-2-3-1 v Arsenal: Janssen returns as Kane included
By Harvey Byrne
Mauricio Pochettino is likely to bring Harry Kane back into his squad for the Emirates trip against Arsenal on Sunday.
The striker has been out injured since September as he picked up an ankle injury during a clash against Sunderland.
He has returned to training this week and with the north London side currently going through a poor spell of form Pochettino will be expected to name his star forward on the bench against their fierce rivals.
Although, the England international is unlikely to start given that he’s missed almost two months of football, it means that summer signing Vincent Janssen will be likely to lead the line again, taking over from Son Heung-min who started upfront against Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday.
Spurs were rocked by the injury to midfielder Moussa Dembele during the clash against Leverkusen.
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This has meant that Dele Alli is likely to revert into a midfield role with Eric Dier already covering for Toby Alderweireld’s injury in the back four.
It is likely that Erik Lamela will return to the side on Sunday after suffering a knock before the Champions League clash and he will support the attack alongside Christian Eriksen and Son.
Victor Wanyama should partner Alli with the Kenyan acting as a shield to the team’s back four, which consists of Danny Rose, Jan Vertonghen, Dier and Kyle Walker.
Hugo Lloris will try to stop the Gunners from scoring, aided by the tightest defence in the Premier League.
Tottenham will be keen to maintain their 10 match league unbeaten run, although form always flies out of the window when the two north London rivals meet.
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