Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane is ready to return to action for the North London derby at Arsenal on Sunday (6 November). However, long-term absentee Toby Alderweireld will remain on the sidelines alongside Ben Davies and Erik Lamela, while Mousa Dembele is doubtful for the crucial encounter. Furthermore Moussa Sissoko is also ruled out due to suspension.

Kane is yet to play a game for Spurs since the victory over Sunderland on 18 September due to an ankle ligament injury. Spurs managed to beat Manchester City in his absence but have struggled to continue that run in recent weeks, having failed to register a win in the following six games.

Tottenham will travel to Arsenal in the back of a disappointing week in which Mauricio Pochettino's side drew at home with Leicester City in the Premier League before losing 1-0 to Bayer Leverkusen in their Champions League encounter at Wembley on Wednesday night.

Kane was badly missed against the Bundesliga side but Pochettino has now confirmed that he will be available for selection to face Arsenal.

"We are very happy with Harry, he had a good training session - he is fit," Pochettino said as quoted by BBC. "In the last few seasons he has been very important for us and was the top scorer in the league (in 2015-16). It is important for the club, it is very good news and good to have him back. He can help the team."

However, the North London derby will still come too early for Alderweireld as the centre-back is yet to play since suffering a knee injury during the draw at West Brom on 15 October.

"He has struggled to recover and it has been a slow recovery," Pochettino confirmed.

Davies, meanwhile, played ahead of Danny Rose in the defeat to Leverkusen but will also miss the trip to Arsenal. Lamela had also been left out of the 1-1 draw with Leicester City and the Champions League defeat in midweek due to illness and a hip injury, and is not ready for his comeback.

Sissoko, who will be serving the last game of his three-game suspension, is the fourth confirmed absentee at Tottenham to visit the Emirates Stadium. Yet, the list could add another player as Pochettino is still unsure whether Dembele will be fit in time to play the game.

The Belgian international was forced off in the first-half against Leverkusen with an ankle problem.