Arsenal boost as England duo add to Spurs injury worries

Harry Kane and Harry Winks have been forced to withdraw from the England squad for the upcoming friendlies against Germany and Brazil, and will be in a race against time to be fit to play against Arsenal in next weekend.

The England striker returned from a hamstring injury last week in time to take on Real Madrid, helping his side to an emphatic 3-1 win to all-but seal their place in the knock-out stages of the competition, but has unfortunately picked up a knee injury at the weekend versus Crystal Palace.

Kane is joining Dele Alli on the sidelines, with the midfielder also missing the international fixtures, but Pochettino is expecting the youngster to be fit to return against Arsenal.

“Dele felt his tendon after the Manchester United game and played 90 minutes against Real Madrid,” Pochettino said.

“It’s a very small thing. We think he can make Arsenal.”

Harry Winks is also joining them on the sidelines, having failed to make it through the full 90 minutes against Palace, and he will be the most annoyed at losing his chance to earn his second England cap this week.

For Arsenal on the other hand, they will be rubbing their hands together at the thought of playing against Spurs without their star striker, who has been in scintillating form since putting a goalless August behind him.

They will also be boosted by the prospect of facing their neighbours without a fully-rejuvenated Alli, and you would have to expect us to put our rivals to the sword at the Emirates in a couple of weeks should neither be on top form.

Do Spurs have enough to challenge Arsenal without Kane and Alli?

Pat J

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  1. Juhi McLovin says:

    Who cares?

    Wenger will bench Lacazette, start automatically Özil and Xhaka, play Ramsey as striker, Coquelin in goal and rants about the referee after we have lost. Spurs line up will not affect that.

    1. Vivilaca9 says:

      Bringing on Laca when ur 2 goals down, compared to when u got him on when u were 3 down against Liverpool.. Wengers improving tbh ??

      1. Juhi McLovin says:

        “MR Wenger, why did you bench your top scorer Lacazette?”
        “I didn’t”
        “Well you most certainly did!”
        “I didn’t see it”

  2. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    They lose Kane because of injury. We lose Laca because Arsene puts him on the bench

  3. DSDSPURS says:

    Lloris, Ali, Kane and Winks will all 100% play, after being nice and rested. For the first time in what seems an eternity I think Spurs are really gonna thump the Gooners by 3 or 4…

    1. Alkali says:

      I don’t believe any of them bar Hugo is injured, the manager just wants to rest them.

  4. OxInTheBox says:

    Wenger will play insane line-up so it won’t matter.
    Conte can leave Luiz out of the squad for a bad game, but Xhaka and Ozil can be pathetic every big game yet keep playing.
    it’s madness, this guy can’t take us forward anymore. every other top club would have saked him years ago, the guy is clueless.

    1. OxInTheBox says:

      at Liverpool and City Ozil played, we conceded 4 and 3 goals. at Chelsea he didn’t and we had a clean sheet. just saying…

  5. Sue says:

    I’ll be surprised if they’re not all fit. We shouldn’t have to rely on injuries to win a game. What I’d like is for EVERYONE to put in a shift, go for it from the first minute till the last & beat them. But those days are long gone, been ages since we last beat them

    1. Xxnofx says:

      how far we have fallen hoping the other team loses there best players.

  6. GB says:

    Of course they will all be fit to face us and having had a 2 week “rest”, will be raring to go. Then of course they have a very able replacement in Son if Kane doesn’t play! If you all hate tottingham clap your hands ??

  7. Break-on-through says:

    We have to win, simple as that.

  8. Kenya 001 Ars fan says:

    To be the best you hve to beat the best and clearly in wanting a ‘weakened’ spurs should not cross our minds admitedly that how low our club has become. weakened spurs or not we seem/ cant be able to beat teams above us -period- id rather they beat us with their strong team rather than their reserve

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