Tottenham must keep focus on Arsenal with Juventus in UCL looming

Sheri Evans
February 10, 2018

"That is down to the referees and I think that sometimes, at normal speed, it is very hard to determine, I must say", the coach said.

Arsenal need to play close to ideal for the rest of the season if they are to finish in the top four.

"I think they had a good rule in England when I arrived here".

This fixture has produced the third highest number of goals since the commencement of the Premier League. Pochettino might be of two minds whether Alderweireld is ready to play two games in three days and may be planning to hold him back for Juventus, though logic would dictate that if the Belgian global is fit then he should play. "Arsenal have lost six away games this season, but have got one of the best records at Wembley in recent years, so this is a bit of a home game for them".

Premier League Live with Sky Sports from 2-6pm on Today FM and you can hear the North London derby on from 12.15.

It is true that Harry Kane has scored the most goals out of anybody else in Europe's top five leagues with his 22 goals so far - narrowly edging out Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (21), Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani (20) and Barcelona's Lionel Messi (20).

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Spurs, having being comprehensively outplayed until that point, launched a remarkable comeback with a fine finish from Gareth Bale five minutes after the break.

What must also be of concern to the manager and the fans is the uncertainty over which Tottenham side are going to turn up against Arsenal.

Moura is in contention to make his debut, while Toby Alderweireld, Harry Winks and Danny Rose, who all returned for Spurs against Newport County, are fit to play.

"When the striker pushes the ball away from the goal, they didn't give penalties because the only resource the striker has after is to look for a penalty". Not just in terms of the north London bragging rights. He needs to get them to believe that they are the better side and that they have nothing to fear. No derby ever is. "It's key on Saturday to win the game, to be in the race for the top four". That loss came earlier this season.

Tottenham winger David Bentley opened the scoring with a dipping volley before French defenders Mikael Silvestre and William Gallas nodded Arsenal into a 2-1 lead. They are the side with the talent.

Leaders Manchester City host Leicester, who will again be without Mahrez after he failed to force through a move to the Premier League leaders, while Manchester United travel to Newcastle and Southampton welcome back Virgil van Dijk in a Liverpool shirt.

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