'Predator' Lacazette MUST start for Arsenal against Tottenham

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And Wenger says Arsenal will have to target Kane to prevent him from continuing his North London Derby hot streak.

Spurs have won just twice in their last 32 League visits to Arsenal, and while Mauricio Pochettino's men are a much stronger force these days, this is going to be a tricky game.

The Gunners find themselves in the rare scenario of trailing their bitter rivals, with last season proving the first time in 22 years that Spurs finished above their neighbours in the Premier League.

It's a bold prediciton seeing as Arsenal are the bookies' favourite for the match and are at home.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will be able to choose a starting XI from a full deck against Arsenal after players on worldwide duty returned unscathed and those who withdrew from their country's squads resumed training.

Tottenham fans have been discussing a "powershift" in the north of the London following last season's league standings.

"No, not at all", he said, when asked if he thought Arsenal will be the underdog on Saturday.

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'Predator' Lacazette MUST start for Arsenal against Tottenham

He has gone from strength to strength ever since, having won the Premier League Golden Boot in the past two seasons with 25 goals in 2015/2016, and 29 goals in 2016/2017.

"Not at all.I think Tottenham is a good side but we have the quality to win this game and that is what we want to show".

Arsene Wenger has confirmed Arsenal will be looking to stop Harry Kane in particular on Saturday.

"For 20 years", Wenger said, before smiling.

The 24-year-old has already scored 10 goals in all competitions for Tottenham so far this season to help the Lilywhites up to third place in the Premier League table.

Pochettino, who hasn't been on the losing side in six meetings with Arsenal as Tottenham manager, accepted that history does count when assessing the relative merits of the sides.

Pochettino had mixed news on the injury front, saying that Toby Alderweireld might be out until January because of a hamstring problem but that Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Harry Winks and Hugo Lloris had returned to training after injury.



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