Tottenham: Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso updates before Arsenal

Just four games into the new Premier League season and Sunday’s north London derby already feels like one of the biggest in recent times.

Both sides started the season brightly before suffering defeats during gameweek 3.

For Arsenal, this is a great opportunity for their new-look side to show that finishing in the top four is very much on their agenda.

Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur will hope the weekend’s fixture will help them back on track after suffering a defeat to Newcastle United.

Ahead of the derby, Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has provided an update on a few of Spurs’ key men.

Will Tanguy Ndombele return vs Arsenal

France’s midfielder Tanguy Ndombele arrives at the French national football team training base in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines on May 29, 2019 as part of the team’s preparation for the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying Group H matches against Turkey and Andorra. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

Tanguy Ndombele has quickly become a key player for Tottenham and will be an integral part of Spurs’ hopes for securing a result on the weekend.

The Frenchman missed Spurs’ defeat to Steve Bruce’s side on Sunday with a thigh problem.

He picked up the knock during a training session last week.

According to Alasdair Gold, the midfielder did not appear to train at the start of the week.

He also looked to be limping during a Junior Spurs event at the stadium on Tuesday.

However, Alasdair Gold believes there is a possibility Mauricio Pochettino may look to make a late call over his fitness.

Could Giovani Lo Celso make his first start vs Arsenal?

ENFIELD, ENGLAND – AUGUST 08: Tottenham Hotspur new loan signing Giovani Lo Celso poses for a photograph at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on August 08, 2019 in Enfield, England. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

Giovani Lo Celso is being made to wait patiently for his first start with Spurs.

The Argentine has so far made two cameos off the bench against Manchester City and Newcastle.

Again though, Alasdair Gold reckons that Lo Celso is still not quite ready to start.

Instead, Christian Eriksen may be drafted back into the line-up having been benched versus Newcastle.

Dele Alli is expected return to the squad after missing the opening three games with a hamstring problem.


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