Of the past 32 north London derby matches held at Arsenal's ground, Tottenham has won only twice. Pochettino said Wenger was one of the managers he admired when he was making his way into coaching at Espanyol. Kane is contracted to the club until 2022 and it is unlikely that he will be sold anytime in the near future. "As well to keeping your nerve, you must have full commitment while being lucid and calm enough to focus on the game".
The rise of Harry Kane and Dele Alli has meant that both have been linked with Spain's two giants, Real Madrid and Barcelona, but both players look more than content under Pochettino's wing.
The Gunners boss put pen to paper on a new two year deal at the end of the season, and it seems that the majority of people fell that was the wrong decision - for him, and for the club.
Despite Arsenal's plight, Pochettino believes it would be foolish to take victory for granted against wounded opponents. Soon, Sky Sports and BT Sport will be promoting matches as "the race to finish second hots up". Dele Alli and Harry Winks, who also sat out England duty, will be assessed, along with Kane, on Friday.
There's no question that Arsenal v Tottenham is the most intriguing Premier League tie of the weekend.
Arsene Wenger reckons Santi Cazorla's achilles injury is the worst he's ever seen. However, their concern has to be their form away home and when they play opposition that are above them in the table. Their big doubt is Hugo Lloris, who missed the Palace game and France's friendlies; Paulo Gazzaniga is the stand in. He has to be looked after.
Defeat to their north London rivals would leave Arsenal's title hopes hanging by a thread, but there is no guarantee that manager Arsene Wenger will put his trust in his 47-million close-season signing to lead the line. The hatred between Arsenal and Tottenham is absolutely palpable. The club is in a bit of a state of limbo at the moment. And the evidence before you goes to show they can and, of course, will. Maybe.
The match at the Emirates gets underway at 12.30pm on Saturday. Toby Alderweireld remains unavailable as he recovers from a thigh injury, as does Victor Wanyama, who has only just returned to training. I was thinking, if I want to score I need to start outside of the goal, so it can spin or curve.