Tottenham Hotspur will host Arsenal at Wembley in what will no doubt be a fierce north London derby on Saturday lunchtime.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are not in the best of Premier League form at the moment, having suffered back-to-back defeats to Burnley and Chelsea.
However, the north London derby may be the best way for Spurs to react to the two consecutive losses and get them back into winning ways.
But, Pochettino could be without two of his key players ahead of the contest with Unai Emery’s side as he faces an anxious wait.
According to the club’s official website, both Harry Winks and Jan Vertonghen are doubts and will need to be assessed ahead of Saturday’s kickoff.
Both have been troubled with hip problems, with the latter of the duo having had to miss the Chelsea match with the issue on the sidelines.
Eric Dier and Dele Alli continue to work their way to recovery and will remain unavailable.
The possibility that both Winks and Vertonghen could be missing for the north London derby could come as a huge blow to Tottenham and Pochettino.
The duo have been key figures in the side and have the ability to make a real difference when on the pitch.
With Spurs currently in poor form, they will need to be at their very best if they are to keep ahold of the bragging rights in north London, as well as their gap in the Premier League table.
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