Tottenham suffers defensive blow ahead of Arsenal clash

Tottenham fans would be eager for the international break to come to an end as their next encounter will be against Arsenal. Spurs have been dominating the Gunners since Mauricio Pochettino became the manager and even though the game will be played at the Emirates, the team on white will be tagged the ‘favorite’ for the game.

There is, however, some concern pertaining to the Spurs defense. Jan Vertonghen, who is rated among the best defenders in the world, has suffered an injury while training for Belgium, according to HITC.

The centre-back would join his countryman Toby Alderweireld on the sideline and that would leave Tottenham short of first-team defenders against the North London club. However, the report claims that Juan Foyth could make his Premier League debut if the duo remains unfit till then. Foyth arrived at the club after a summer of bargain that went on for weeks.

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Foyth could make his Premier League debut against Arsenal

The Argentine is yet to make a league appearance but he has featured twice in the Caraboa Cup and did impress in his limited role, but playing against a Premier League club is a more difficult task. Deploying him against Arsenal would be a baptism of fire but the youngster might just surprise all and exceed expectation.

Pochettino is known for his preference for playing three at the back but not having the Belgian pair might just lead to a change in formation. Davinson Sanchez would probably be starting alongside Eric Dier but can Spurs risk using Foyth at the back?

The youngster still needs time to get acclimated to English football and the Gunners in their terrain are never an easy prey so Pochettino might not have the gut to start Foyth against them.

However, the Argentine tactician has a lot of faith in his youth players and it would be no surprise if he proceeds with three at the back and gave Foyth his Premier League debut at the Emirates.

 

 

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