By 90Min
November 16, 2017

Tottenham face going into Saturday's North London Derby at Arsenal with a weakened defence due to injury concerns, according to ESPN.

Spurs have had the best defensive record in the last two seasons, and victory at the Emirates on Saturday would take them seven points clear of the Gunners.

However, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and centre back Toby Alderweireld are both doubts for the game, whilst Jan Vertonghen is still carrying an ankle knock and could play whilst not at 100%. 

Fellow centre-back Davidson Sanchez is another centre back also set to start, but is not 100% as Spurs look for their first away win against Arsenal since November 2010.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino may be forced to reshuffle his side with other key players such as Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Harry Winks also not at 100% for the derby. Spurs will hope that a venerable defence will be able to cope with an Arsenal side which has a perfect home record so far.

Spurs do come into the derby with the second best defensive record this season, having conceded seven times so far, the same as leaders Manchester City.

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