Pochettino prepared for tough North London derby with Arsenal

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Pochettino's side have scored 73 goals so far, with much of the thanks going to Harry Kane, who has sent the ball into the net 31 times. Well, probably it means we'll see "Janby Alderweirtonghen" for the first time since November as Toby Alderweireld comes back into the starting lineup, and if Poch is feeling racy and wants to revert to the back three we might even see "Javinby Vertalderweirchez".

Just days after Arsenal were lurching towards another crisis, Arsene Wenger can suddenly look to a brighter future thanks to a revitalised attack spearheaded by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Spurs have lost just one of their last seven Premier League games against Arsenal (W2 D4).

"We have to get diving out of the game", said Wenger.

"He has a very professional attitude in training and matches".

'I am convinced that he [Pochettino] wanted to say that tricking your opponent is to say that you have to be clever.

Wenger then hinted at his plans to stop Kane from scoring at Wembley. "I can talk and talk and talk, but it's the numbers which will show that".

Alli takes more shots at goal (57) but the Welshman has superior shooting accuracy (45.54%) and a better shots-to-goal ratio (13.64%). "It gives you a good pitch to allow you to play the way you want to", said Wenger. After finishing behind Arsenal for 22 consecutive seasons until a year ago, the balance of power in north London is weighted their way now.

"Maybe Danny Welbeck will be back, but we are not sure with Cech". I don't know if he should be available. It should be a similar squad. That is down to the referees and I think that sometimes, at normal speed, it is very hard to determine, I must say.

"I've no problem with that [having to make do without Cech]". "Petr Cech has not practised but I will not take any risk if he is not 100 percent fit".

And the idea that the Spurs players might be trying to trick him could well be on referee Anthony Taylor's mind if he has any decisions to make in that regard when they host Arsenal meet at Wembley on Saturday.

25 - years since the north London rivals last met at Wembley, in the 1993 FA Cup semi-final won 1-0 by Arsenal.

Wenger believes that will help Arsenal will feel comfortable in front of the 80,000-plus crowd.

"We have a good level of performance there", the Frenchman said.

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