Tottenham predicted 4-2-3-1 v Arsenal after final training session: Fit again big-name duo start
By Tony Hughes
Harry Kane and Mousa Dembele are in line to start for Tottenham against Arsenal on Sunday.
The key duo trained fully on Saturday and manager Mauricio Pochettino is ready to throw them both into the starting XI for the landmark clash at Emirates Stadium.
The Spurs manager confirmed on Friday afternoon that he could be without five key players, with Toby Alderweireld, Ben Davies, Erik Lamela ruled out through injury, Moussa Sissoko suspended and Dembele rated doubtful.
But Dembele, who lasted only 30 minutes of the midweek 1-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen, is expected to be fit to partner Victor Wanyama in central midfield.
Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-Min are likely to flank Dele Alli, which then leaves either fit-against Harry Kane or Vincent Janssen to spearhead the attack.
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Kane has been out injured since September but he returned to training this week and Pochettino admitted on Friday he could even fast-track the striker into the starting XI.
With Spurs struggling to score goals in recent weeks, the likelihood is that Pochettino will give Kane around an hour to lead the line even though he has been absent for 10 matches.
Eric Dier is set to continue to cover for Alderweireld in defence, where he is expected to be joined by 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 are unbeaten in their 10 Premier League matches this season but they have failed to record a victory in any of their last six games in all competitions.
In other Tottenham team news, fans reacted to Sissoko’s display against Leverkusen.