Wembley Is Starting To Feel Good For Us, Mauricio Pochettino Warns Arsenal


Wembley Is Starting To Feel Good For Us, Mauricio Pochettino Warns Arsenal

While the red side of the London club is looking forward to the clash this weekend, they shared one of Kanu Nwankwo's classic against their Saturday opponents.

Even if Rose is good to go, he's a country mile away from challenging Ben Davies for the starting left-back role.

"Wembley is a pitch that is quality, a stadium with a big crowd and it is always a special day in your mind so overall, yes".

Manager Pochettino would never admit it but he has to hear the knock of opportunity.

While Spurs won't have welcomed having to play Newport again in midweek, it may have actually done them a favour as several first-team players were given much-needed minutes. "Petr Cech has not practised but I will not take any risk if he is not 100 percent fit".

The experienced goalkeeper was forced off in the win over Everton with a calf problem and has not trained since as David Ospina prepares to deputise.

Nacho Monreal has recovered from illness and Danny Welbeck could make the squad.

Arsene Wenger wins the FA Cup. Again
Arsene Wenger after The Emirates FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium

Arsenal, meanwhile, are without the injured Santi Cazorla. Arsenal have only won one of their last seven Premier League meetings with Tottenham, although that did come in the last fixture back in November.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld has revealed he and his side are relishing the upcoming north London derby, despite claiming they "have to win".

Arsenal have not lost at Wembley since an FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea in 2009 - and have won nine consecutive matches at the venue since.

It is true that Harry Kane has scored the most goals out of anybody else in Europe's top five leagues with his 22 goals so far - narrowly edging out Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (21), Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani (20) and Barcelona's Lionel Messi (20).

One of the biggest question marks and uncertainties is whether Toby Alderweireld will crack Spurs' Premier League starting 11 for the first time since going down with a slight hamstring tear nearly four months ago.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ended his debut with a goal, albeit an offside one, as a reward for eviscerating speed. It's a record which leaves Kane well on course, barring a transfer to a foreign league or a succession of major injuries, to break Alan Shearer's all time Premier League goal scoring record of 260.

This is a bit of a home game for Arsenal due to their Wembley record.



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