Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed the latest injury blow to his squad ahead of this weekend’s showdown at White Hart Lane.
The Gunners are preparing to lock horns with their fierce rivals on Sunday, knowing that defeat would guarantee Spurs finishing above them for the first time since 1995.
Arsene Wenger’s men are heading into the derby as the underdogs but Pochettino has admitted his side might not even be at full strength due to a new injury to key midfielder Mousa Dembele from the win over Crystal Palace.
“It’s true that after he got the yellow card there was another challenge,” Pochettino said after the game
“The fans were very warm and tried to pressure the referee a little bit. Mousa suffered a twist to his ankle and I think in that moment we decided to change the shape. Son [Heung-Min] and Moussa Sissoko worked well. I think we played well and deserved the victory.”
Dembele was the man who won the penalty kick which was converted by Harry Kane as Tottenham held Arsenal to a 1-1 draw the last time the two teams met.