Surely Victor Wanyama must start for Tottenham against Arsenal?


The North London rivals are fifth and sixth in the Premier League standings heading into Saturday's fixture.

"Decisive, no. It has a little weight in it because we have a good level of performance there, so we will not feel too much "away" in that situation".

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger weighed into the debate about simulation in the Premier League by suggesting that English players may have become "the masters of diving" ahead of the north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.

The £56million man netted on his Arsenal debut against Everton last weekend, and Alderweireld is fully aware of the challenge that lies in store.

"If they play tactically like Real Madrid, Dortmund and Liverpool have done at Wembley this season, and come at us, then we will dismantle them".

Spurs' last major crown was the 2008 League Cup but Pochettino, now in his fourth season in charge, said "building the club's project" was as pressing.

The Gunners have won the FA Cup three times during that spell, and the route from the Emirates to Wembley is certainly a well-trodden one.

Pochettino said on Tuesday that "tricking" an opponent was now part of the game but, while he believes he knows what the Argentinian was getting at, Wenger went on to point the finger at home-grown players. "After 90 minutes, I worked very hard to play those kind of games and be ready and I feel very good".

Kanu Nwankwo flicked the ball over Tottenham's Luke Young's head to wrap up a 3-1 win for Arsenal at White Hart Lane in May 1999. "And in the last few years, everything that has happened in the English game is similar to what would happen in another European country".

When asked whether Kane is the best striker in Europe, the Frenchman replied: "If you look at the numbers, no". It's going to be fascinating to see how Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang settle into the match on Saturday.

They are unbeaten in their last 8 Premier League games and look to be more confident after collecting 4 points against the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool. "Arsenal will be tough to play, they have good quality, talented players and are one of the best teams in the league", he said.

Arsenal have been handed a boost as Petr Cech took part in full training today after making a swift recovery from a calf problem that forced him off against Everton.