Tottenham Hotspur are dealing with as many – if not more – injury problems as Arsenal heading into Sunday’s clash at the Emirates stadium.
The Gunners’ fierce rivals prepared for this weekend’s affair with a disappointing result as they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen at Wembley.
Wednesday’s Champions League affair saw them lose Mousa Dembele to injury but it appears that may be the least of their concerns ahead of the trip to Arsenal.
There has been continued uncertainty over whether Spurs’ talisman Harry Kane will be able to return from injury against Arsenal; an opposition whom he has a great goal-scoring record against.
And when asked if the 23-year-old would start against Arsene Wenger’s side, Mauricio Pochettino said: “No.”
According to the Tottenham manager, the Englishman is only likely to only make the bench on Sunday, dismissing any hopes of Kane replacing one of Spurs’ out-of-form attackers in the starting line-up.
“Maybe Harry Kane will be available but it’s difficult to play him from the start.” he added
Arsenal’s neighbours will also be missing another important player in Moussa Sissoko who is serving a three-match suspension.