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North London Derby day is here.
Tottenham Hotspur travel to the Emirates Stadium to take on fierce rivals Arsenal this afternoon (Sunday), knowing that a win will take them above the Gunners in the Premier League table.
Both clubs will be looking to bounce back from defeats last week and go into the first international break of the season on a high.
Arsenal lost 3-1 against Liverpool while Spurs suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Newcastle United in their last outing.
But, form doesn’t usually make much difference on derby day.
However, Spurs will be without some key players for the clash, and here Goonersden takes a look at the latest injury news from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The England man is recovering from a hamstring injury with the midfielder missing the opening three games against Villa, Man City and Newcastle. He is now however back in full training with the rest of the squad.
The midfielder was not included in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the European qualifiers next week, and Pochettino will make a late decision on his availability for the game against Arsenal.
“Dele got injured in Audi Cup and we need to assess tomorrow. Maybe he will be involved in the squad. It’s not sure. We need to assess. He’s got one training session more. He’s doing well but still we need to assess him.”
The midfielder suffered a thigh injury in training that ruled him out of the weekend’s game against Newcastle. The Frenchman’s injury has been described as ‘minor’, but the club have confirmed that he will not be available for the game against Arsenal and is currently undergoing on field rehabilitation.
Ndombele has been a regular in Pochettino’s midfield since his summer arrival from Lyon, scoring on his Premier League debut against Aston Villa on the opening weekend of the competition.
The Frenchman has been left out of the latest France squad due to the injury, but could return after the international break.
The 22-year-old was forced from the field in the 62nd minute against Newcastle with what looked like a hamstring injury. He has become Mauricio Pochettino’s first choice so far this season, starting every Premier League game.
The club have confirmed that he won’t be fit for the North London Derby leaving Spurs short on options in the full back area, having sold Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid in the summer.
Dier has been an unused substitute for the three Premier League games so far this season, but could miss the clash against Arsenal due to an injury to his right hip.
The midfielder is undergoing assessment, and is rated by PremierInjuries with a 50% chance of being available for the match.
Foyth was replaced in the closing minutes of Spurs’ Audi Cup final against Bayern Munich in pre-season after he went down in the area.
The Argentine defender left the pitch on a stretcher and the manager revealed after the game that the 21-year-old had injured his ankle.
Spurs have confirmed that the defender will be out of action until September, He is continuing on-field rehabilitation and PremierInjuries earmark the visit of Southampton as the game where he could make his comeback.