Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players will already have been well aware that one of the biggest threats that we will have to cope with against Tottenham in the latest north London derby will be their England international striker Harry Kane. We found out to our cost how sharp the young forward can be last season, when his two goals turned a winning position into a defeat for Arsenal.
The bad news is that Kane is now well and truly over his early season struggles in front of goal and has scored four times in his last two Premier League games and got their Europa League opener last night, Hopefully Laurent Koscielny will pass his fitness test because we will need to be at our defensive best on Sunday to cope with the danger of Kane.
A new threat has emerged as well from the spuds, highlighted by a strong performance from the bench and a stunning long range strike in the closing minutes to win their game against Anderlecht. That goal means that their midfielder Moussa Dembele has found the back of the net in each of his last three games and is on a hot scoring streak.
So Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla and the defenders need to be on their toes as we cannot just focus on the main goal threat from Kane. Maybe the best way to curb Dembele’s danger is to make sure that most of his work has to be on the defensive side of things?