While Arsenal do their best to get key players fit in time for Sunday’s big clash, Tottenham Hotspur have their own injury worries heading into the north London derby.
Arsenal are set to welcome their fierce rivals to the Emirates stadium for the first time since fall 2015 when both teams were readying a title challenge which saw Leicester City rather crowned champions in the end.
Ahead of the Sunday’s showdown, the narrative is very similar with Mauricio Pochetino’s men sitting just three-points behind the Gunners who are joint-top on the table.
In both meetings with Tottenham last season, one player who proved to be a thorn in the flesh of Arsene Wenger’s side was Harry Kane.
The Englishman, who was on Arsenal’s books as a youngster, has been sidelined for several weeks with ankle ligament injury he suffered against Sunderland.
However, the 23-year-old appears to be on the brink of an unlikely return against the team he loves to play against.
“You can see him do the warm-up with the team before the match and be involved in some exercise, but he is not ready for Leverkusen.” Pochettino said ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League defeat at Wembley
“Maybe Sunday. Harry did a half session with the team, then a specific training session just for him. It will be good for Harry to be involved in the whole session with the group, maybe on Thursday.”
The player himself has also declared that he is in contention to make Tottenham’s 18-man squad for this weekend’s game.
“Felt good to be back training with the team today!” Kane wrote on Twitter yesterday.
“Still working hard to get match fit! #COYS”