Harry Kane scored two to sink Arsenal in the last north London derby, but the Tottenham striker has only found the back of the net once in his last twelve games for the club.
Two goals in the international break for England brought some joy, but Kane has made three Tottenham appearances since and failed to score yet again.
Other strikers – Olivier Giroud, maybe? – would be lambasted for such a run but golden boy Kane is the media’s darling. Manager Mauricio Pochettino is backing his striker to get on the goal trail again soon, with Kane set to lead the line against Arsenal in Wednesday’s League Cup clash.
“I think it’s coming,” Pochettino said. “I have no concern. I am very happy with him. I am sure the goal is coming.”
The last game between the two sides saw Kane score twice as Tottenham came from behind to win, and it looks like both sides are likely to field strong teams as Tottenham look to beat Arsenal for the second game in a row and the Gunners seek to get back on track following a disappointing week.
“The players who play tomorrow I have no doubt will do their best for the team,” Pochettino told the media as he hinted at some sort of rotation. The Argentinian was criticised for his rotation when in charge of Southampton, and Arsenal fans would love to see him play a second rate 11 this time around.
“You need to show respect for your squad. When you sign a player it’s for all competitions. We have quality players to play in every competition.
“All our games are important. Every competition is our priority. We want to stay in all competitions. We want to win tomorrow.”
The Spurs boss certainly seemed to be hinting at rotating his squad, Arsenal can only hope he goes too far and leaves out a number of important players.