Tottenham Hotspurs will be without several key players ahead of their weekend fixture with Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.
However, latest developments published on the club’s website revealed an injury-plagued team roster. Kyle Walker-Peters, Eric Dier, Tanguy Ndombele, Juan Foyth and Ryan Sessegnon have been affected.
Club’s coach, Mauricio Pochettino, revealed that young and versatile wing-back, Walker-Peters will not be at the Emirates stadium due to a hamstring injury sustained during their shock defeat to Newcastle United last weekend.
Juan Foyth continues to recover from an ankle problem that has left him out all season. Hence, Tottenham are facing something of a crisis at right-back as Dier is also reportedly on the list of potential absentees from the North London Derby. Dier is a doubt due to hip injury but the 25-year-old will be assessed during training. Pochettino may be forced to recall Serge Aurier if Dier is ruled out.
Vital newcomer, Ndombele will also likely miss the crunch tie. The update also confirmed that the summer signing who has been showing promise in his first few appearances is certain to miss the trip across north London. The French international is out with the thigh injury which deprived him of action against Newcastle.
Lastly, veteran Sessegnon is in the latter stages of his rehabilitation following a hamstring injury since joining Tottenham from Fulham, albeit he hopes to make a return to full training as early as next month.
All the aforementioned players mean that the Tottenham FC Coach, Pochettino would be without five players for the huge clash with Arsenal on Sunday afternoon — if Dier fails to prove his fitness over the next 24 hours.
Tottenham head into the game seventh on the table – two points behind third-placed Arsenal – so with a limited squad, Pochettino will have no choice but to strive hard to earn any points from the encounter.