Tottenham's Mousa Dembele savouring special 'vibe' of north London derby

Tottenham’s Mousa Dembele has fully recovered from a foot injury

While Aurier has started each of Tottenham's last three Premier League games and is capable of featuring on either flank, Pochettino must be fearless enough to drop him for the trip to take on Arsenal.

And while Wright reluctantly acknowledges the Gunners' arch rivals are in better shape, Arsenal should not be settling for a point come Saturday.

"It had to turn around sooner or later, that's law of averages from Spurs' point of view".

Arsenal, who were beaten 3-1 at City in their last league outing, are sixth in the standings with 19 points from 11 games.

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour claims Tottenham are better than Arsenal ahead of the North London Derby at the weekend, according to Ask Fans.

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Indeed, Spurs eased to a 2-0 victory over the Gunners in their last derby meeting following goals from Harry Kane and Dele Alli.

Most of Mauricio Pochettino's star players will have had breaks from football during the worldwide fixtures, with the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen and Hugo Lloris all picking up injuries that kept them out of contention for their countries.

"Spurs are the better team right now but to really have the upper hand they have to do it consistently over the new few years, although with the talented young squad they have I don't see why that won't be the case".

Dembele has endured a frustrating season so far as a niggling foot injury has restricted him to making just three starts for Tottenham in all competitions this campaign.

Spurs were 3-1 winners against Champions League holders Real Madrid at Wembley last month after already beating Borussia Dortmund at the home of English football.

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