Harry Kane will be fit to play some part in this weekend’s North London derby, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino said Friday.
The England striker has been out for nearly seven weeks with an ankle problem but Pochettino said it would “not be a risk” for the 23-year-old to feature in some capacity away to Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday.
Victory for Spurs, who have the last unbeaten record in this season’s Premier League, would see them go level on points with local rivals Arsenal — who are themselves currently second to league leaders Manchester City on goal difference alone.
“He will be in the squad,” Pochettino said of Kane.
“He will be available for Sunday and then I need to decide (whether he should be in the) starting XI or (on the) bench.
“I am happy after yesterday, (it was a) very good training session, he is fit.”
The Argentinian added: “It would not be a risk to play him. We try to avoid risk.
“If he is on the pitch or the bench it’s because we’re sure it’s not a risk for him to play.
“In football you can’t avoid all risk because it’s a contact sport (but if) the doctor said he is available to be selected it’s because there is no risk of injury.”
For all that they are unbeaten in the Premier League, Spurs have not won any of their last six games in all competitions and have not found the net in open play in their last five.
Kane though has scored four goals in three league games against the Gunners and scored in both league fixtures last season.
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