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Arsenal Handed A Massive Boost Ahead Of Their Derby Clash With Tottenham

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Anirban Sarkar
Anirban Sarkar is a former columnist of The 4th Official. A huge East Bengal fan and has travelled over 1000 miles to see his team in action.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld might not feature in the next two games against Bayer Leverkusen and Arsenal in what is a blow to Spurs’ hopes of closing the gap between themselves and Arsenal.

Alderweireld had to take off against West Bromwich Albion as he damaged his knee badly. Since then he hasn’t played a single match but was expected to be fit before the crucial North London derby against Arsenal.

However, recent reports have revealed the Belgian defender has to spend a few more days on the sidelines. The 27-year-old will also miss Belgium’s match against Holland and Estonia in the international break.

Spurs have been winless in their last five matches including a 2-1 loss to Liverpool in the EFL Cup. Alderweireld’s absence has opened up a chance for Eric Dier who has been deployed in the heart of the Spurs defence alongside Jan Vertonghen and hasn’t done all that badly.

One good news for Spurs fans is that Harry Kane has started training after missing for a long haul and could start from the bench against Bayer Leverkusen. Spurs will also be without Moussa Sissoko who is serving a three-match ban for elbowing a Bournemouth player.

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