Tottenham have been handed a major boost with news that Harry Kane will be available for the north London derby against Arsenal on 6 November. The English striker has not played for Spurs after suffering an ankle injury during their 1-0 win over Sunderland on 18 September.

The Sun reports that the striker, who was believed to have been sidelined for at least 10 weeks after damaging ankle ligaments, is now expected to return three weeks ahead of schedule. Mauricio Pochettino admitted that the scan was much better than expected, but the Argentine manager refused to put a timeline on the striker's return.

The 2015/16 season golden boot winner suffered the injury after scoring the winner for Spurs against Sunderland and the initial diagnosis was delayed due to prolonged swelling in the ankle. It was a major blow to the White Hart Lane outfit as his injury left them with summer signing Vincent Janssen as their only recognised number nine.

Spurs, however, have won their last four matches, including a convincing win against Premier League leaders Manchester City in the striker's absence with Korean attacker Son Heung-Min stepping up to the plate and contributing with three goals and one assist in four games. Kane has scored two goals in five games and is not in the best of form, but it will be a boost for Tottenham, who are the only unbeaten team in the league thus far and bad news for Arsenal as he has scored four goals in his last four appearances against the Gunners.

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Harry Kane was stretchered off during Tottenham's win over Sunderland with an ankle injury Getty

The London Evening Standard says Mousa Dembele will not be expected to return to the Tottenham staring XI anytime soon after the striker withdrew from the Belgium squad ahead of their World Cup qualifiers against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Gibraltar with an ankle injury.

The former Fulham midfielder has made just two appearances for Spurs after returning from a six-game ban that he incurred last season for violent conduct during Tottenham's clash against London rivals Chelsea. He is not expected to recover in time for Pochettino's team's clash against West Bromwich Albion after the ongoing international break