Wenger Fears For Arsenal's Top Four Chances After Tottenham Defeat, Hails Kane

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   TWO OF A KANE-D Binman Paul Foden 28 has been compared to Spurs striker Harry Kane

But Pochettino was not impressed with a question about why he had left Toby Alderweireld, who returned from a three-month injury absence against Newport in midweek, out of the squad, with Davinson Sanchez partnering Jan Vertonghen at centre-half.

The significance of this game was beyond the two sides' old rivalry as both of them desperately aim for a top four finish.

"How the Gunners could do with a defensive leader anywhere near the mould of their former skipper for this one".

Tottenham very almost paid for its inability to bag the three points before the final whistle.

And it was only the defiance of Cech that kept a rampant Spurs at bay in the second half, producing a collection of outstanding saves to somehow keep Arsenal in contention as Pochettino's side threatened to run riot.

"The [seven-point] gap is not massive but it will be tough".

"It is always a game that is charged emotionally. If it is an opportunity we have to try to take it as well, but the priority remains the Premier League". It's disappointing that we struggled in the last five minutes as the game should have been settled.

"We've got good momentum, the Champions League coming up, which we're looking forward to, then we've got to keep it going in the league".

Kane nodded in his 32nd goal of the season from Ben Davies' cross to secure a deserved 1-0 Wembley victory. Tottenham powered seven points clear of Arsenal and rose from fifth to third place.

They have met 194 times in all competitions, with Arsenal leading by 81 wins to Tottenham's 62. While they are now six points off the top four, although Liverpool still have a game in hand, it still does not look like Arsenal will cover that difference based on their performances in this season.

Mesut Ozil of Arsenal looks dejeted following the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on February 10, 2018 in London, England.

They have conceded nine of their 24 league goals this season, or 38%, after the 75th minute of matches.

Harry Kane loves a goal against Arsenal and he added to his already impressive tally against The Gunners with his sublime headed victor.

However, the French boss is refusing to give up just yet, though he admitted he derby against Tottenham was a game Arsenal couldn't afford to lose. Their defensive frailties came to the fore once again when up against a strong attack and their away record continues to be shocking.

Arsenal could be without Petr Cech for the match.

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