Harry Kane is certain to play a part when Tottenham Hotspur visit the Emirates Stadium on Sunday (6 November) after he was declared fit by Mauricio Pochettino during his pre-match press conference. The striker returned to training earlier in the week after missing the last 10 games with an ankle ligament injury.
While Kane's participation in the north London derby is guaranteed, the Argentine manager has admitted that he is yet to decide whether to start his top marksman or bring him on as a substitute from the bench owing to his lack of match fitness. Pochettino, however, made it clear that there is "no risk" involved in either option as he has been given the all-clear from the medical team with regards to getting back on the pitch.
The 23-year-old forward has scored four goals in his last three games against Arsenal and will be key when they take on the Gunners on Sunday. Spurs have struggled without their main striker in recent weeks having lost or drawn six of their 10 matches without Kane, and Pochettino is confident that his return will see their fortunes change in the upcoming games beginning with the clash against their arch rivals.
"I need to decide whether it is starting XI or bench, but it would not be a risk to play him," Pochettino said during his pre-match press conference, as quoted by the London Evening Standard.
"We try to avoid the risk. If he is on the pitch or the bench, it's because we're sure it's not a risk to play him. In football you can't avoid all risks because it's a contact sport, but the doctor said he is available to be selected and that is because there is no risk of injury.
"We are happy after yesterday when he had a very good training session. He is fit. It is very good news for us that he is back. It is always important to have again a player like this, the top scorer for us in the last two seasons. He can help the team get a good result," the Argentine coach explained.