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One of the most highly anticipated fixtures of this season is just around the corner. As the experts call it; this is where it gets busy, as Arsenal host their arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the 12th fixture of the Premier League. The international break is upon us and while it has affected many a team, everything will be kept aside once the players step onto the field.

It will be an all-injury affected fixture given that Tottenham will be without a couple of star names. Skipper Hugo Lloris is expected to miss the game, while at the same time, Toby Alderweireld (hamstring) sees himself in the same category.

Pochettino was quoted by football.london as saying,

“My information today is we must wait about Toby and Hugo. The scan they are now going to do this afternoon. Sure that tomorrow we will have a better idea about it.

“Today is speculation. We can guess but I think we must wait for the information after the scan and the assessment from the doctor.”

Furthermore, Jan Vertonghen was a doubt for the fixture, but the towering Belgian has declared himself fit. Besides all this, doubts remain over the fitness of Dele Alli and Harry Winks. Furthermore, Harry Kane – who departed from Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions squad due to injury setbacks, will be back in action.

Pochettino added: “Harry Kane is OK. He’s very good. In the last game he received a kick in his knee, but don’t worry, he’ll be available for the next game.”

For Arsenal, on the other hand, Olivier Giroud has been ruled out for the game, while the likes of David Ospina and Shkodran Mustafi are doubts. Santi Cazorla remains their long-term absentee.

The game is of utter importance for Spurs given that the last time we defeated Arsenal at the Emirates was way back in 2010. However, our most memorable game, at the same venue, remains the meeting of 2008. Aaron Lennon’s injury-time equaliser raised the roof for the travelling supporters and for all right reasons; after all, we marked a fantastic comeback after being two goals down.

David Bentley gave Spurs an early lead, but our celebrations were cut short when Mikael Silvestre, William Gallas and Emmanuel Adebayor made it three for Arsenal. Darren Bent pulled one back but Robin van Persie restored Arsenal’s lead soon after. It was then going to be a late-late show and it perfectly delivered what was promised. Jermaine Jenas’ 89th-minute goal followed by Aaron Lennon’s simple tap-in earned Tottenham a point at the Emirates.

Here is the highlight:

Superb strikes, late drama and wild celebrations

The #NorthLondonDerby in October 2008 had it all. pic.twitter.com/BXRQRDDQxf

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 15, 2017

Here’s how the fans reacted on Twitter:

A prime example of why you should never leave early, we celebrated like we’d just won the league.

— FKA Falafel (@FalafelFpl) November 15, 2017

Still probably the greatest game ive watched down the pub… full of gooners, 3 Spurs, went absolutely ape shit jumping on tables when Lennon equalised – #COYS #NLD

— Luke Millard (@LMills85) November 15, 2017

@grantlane remember watching this with you and Dad, scenes at 77 that night!

— Edward Nicholas (@Helloedd) November 15, 2017

What a game that was. Necking j20s with that equaliser

— James McGarrell (@James_McGarrell) November 15, 2017

What a game. And what scenes in the away end from the remaining 250 #spurs supporters who hadn’t abandoned their team

— Steven Toward (@StevenToward) November 15, 2017

@VARE95 look how empty it is when they equalise imagine leaving early and that happening!

— kieron cook (@kezzacook96) November 15, 2017

Still so clear. JJ and Lennon late strikes and everything erupted!

— Rowland Marsh (@Marshland82) November 15, 2017

@mrstaz27 this was a great match shit result but amazing

— nathan wilton (@nathan_wilton) November 15, 2017

Still get an erection over it now….if we get a 4th the table is going

— Tom Hancock (@spavgooch) November 15, 2017

@jhenrytweets @GeorgeCol90 I tweet this every year, but absolute scenes in lawns bar

— Joe H (@Jahill2018) November 15, 2017

Best ever end to game

— yikyak (@yikyak72) November 15, 2017

 

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Tottenham set to lose the race for Spanish star due to this reason

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Spurs transfer news: Arsenal set to beat Tottenham in landing Dani Ceballos

Football.london reports that Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos.

The 22-year-old was one of the stars for Spain in their U21 Euro winning squad, the report claims that the midfielder could be sold in the summer after Real made several big signings.

Dani Ceballos
Dani Ceballos

The report adds that AC Milan and Liverpool are also interested in the 22-year-old, however, AS (h/t Football.london) claimed that Spurs had agreed on a loan deal to land the Spaniard.

However, the outlet adds that Ceballos will reject a move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and join the Gunners instead (h/t Football.london).

The report adds that the interest from Unai Emery was the key to them landing Ceballos, and the Spaniard wants to play at the Emirates Stadium.

A blow for Tottenham’s summer plans

Ceballos would do a great job under Mauricio Pochettino, and it is interesting to note that Arsenal seem to be winning the race for the Spaniard.

Dani Ceballos
Dani Ceballos

The Gunners do not have Champions League football on their side, and the report adds that Ceballos wants to start games regularly next season.

The 22-year-old wasn’t picked regularly under Zinedine Zidane last season, and he might get more games under Emery than Pochettino. Spurs have only signed Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke in the summer, and can do with another quality midfielder joining the side.

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Eric Dier, Victor Wanyama and Harry Winks had their injury problems last season while Christian Eriksen is out of a contract at the end of next season.

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Not Trippier – La Liga giants interested in another Tottenham star as well

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Spurs transfer news: Atletico Madrid interested in Christian Eriksen

Atletico Madrid might be close to landing Kieran Trippier, however, he isn’t the only Tottenham star they are eyeing (h/t Football.london).

The Evening Standard (h/t Football.london) claims that Christian Eriksen is in the sights of the La Liga side as they search for a playmaker.

The report adds that Real Madrid are also interested in the 27-year-old Dane, who has just one year left on his current deal.

The midfielder had claimed he wanted to take up a new challenge after the Champions League final, however, he still is a Tottenham player.

Atletico have seen several players leave in the summer, with Rodri joining Manchester City. Juanfran also exited the club, and the biggest transfer has to be that of Antoine Griezmann’s.

The French attacker completed his move to Barcelona recently, and it will be interesting to see who Atletico can sign before the start of the season.

Will Eriksen fit into Atletico’s style?

The Dane is one of the most creative players in the Premier League and would do well at a top club.

Atletico aren’t known for their intricate style of play in the final third, and it is difficult to see how Eriksen would fit into Diego Simeone’s plans.

Staying at Tottenham would be a better decision for the Dane than joining Atletico, however, it will be interesting to see if Simeone’s team submits a quality offer for the Dane.

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It would be great to keep Eriksen at the club and extend his deal, but the next best option is to sell him to a non-Premier League club.

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Tottenham committed to signing relegated star they see as Danny Rose successor

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Spurs transfer news: Tottenham committed to signing Ryan Sessegnon

The Telegraph reports that Tottenham are committed to signing Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon.

The 19-year-old is one of the brightest talents in the English game but saw his side suffer relegation last season.

Sessegnon was inconsistent at Fulham and ended up playing under three managers in the span of 12 months.

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The English youngster is versatile enough to play as a leftwinger or as a left-back, and the report claims that Tottenham see the 19-year-old as a long-term successor of Danny Rose.

Tottenham’s Rose was one of our better performers in the previous campaign and started in the Champions League final against Liverpool.

However, the Englishman hinted he could leave in the summer after claiming that Tottenham sell off players who reach a certain age.

Fulham need to sell Sessegnon soon

The report adds that Fulham have to sell Sessegnon in the summer, with the English youngster having just one year left on his current deal.

Ryan Sessegnon

Sessegnon also prefers a move to Tottenham, according to the Telegraph, and hopefully, we can make him our third signing of the summer.

Tottenham could use someone of Sessegnon’s ability and the English youngster should grow under Mauricio Pochettino.

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It will be interesting to see if Sessegnon plays as the left-back at Tottenham. His best performances came in the attacking positions, and we could use a quick and tricky winger in the team.

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“Thanks for your commitment”, “Am broken” – Several Tottenham fans react as English star is set to leave for Spain

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Spurs transfer news: Fans react to Atletico Madrid agreeing on a deal for Trippier

Sky Sports claims that Atletico Madrid have agreed on a €24m move for Kieran Trippier.

The English defender is set to be in Spain on Wednesday to complete a medical with the La Liga club, and the report claims that the deal could be finalised by the weekend.

Kieran Trippier
Kieran Trippier

The report adds that Tottenham were offered attacker Angel Correa in the deal, but Tottenham opted for a cash deal.

The English defender had an inconsistent campaign for Spurs last time around but no one can doubt his commitment to the cause. The right-back came off a wonderful World Cup campaign with the Three Lions, but could not carry that form into the club season.

Tottenham left with a minor problem

Spurs would only have Serge Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters as the senior right-backs in the side should Trippier leave. That could be a problem given that Aurier’s previous season was littered with injuries.

Spurs could do with another right-back coming in and providing cover for the duo.

Many fans highlighted that Trippier just could not cut it at Tottenham while some were pleased that Spurs were getting a good deal for the Englishman. Some fans were supportive of Trippier’s decision to take up a new challenge, and here are a few reactions to the transfer:

https://twitter.com/AtwookiDerrick/status/1151379776910835712
https://twitter.com/SeanyWG/status/1151382225704968192
https://twitter.com/SpursEvan/status/1151244444630491136

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