Clinton N'Jie has the chance to become an instant Tottenham superstar against Arsenal

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If the Cameroon international is given a chance for Tottenham Hotspur later this week he could get off to the best possible start at the club.

Later this week Tottenham Hotspur take on Arsenal in a huge League Cup showdown.

North London derbies are always intense and entertaining affairs for fans and neutrals alike and this season there is an early chance to see how the two sides do when coming up against each other.

Tottenham have secured three straight victories without being at their best while Arsenal have suffered consecutive defeats against Dinamo Zagreb and Chelsea – the latter after having two of their players sent off.

A win against Tottenham would ease the pressure on Gunners boss Arsene Wenger but Spurs will have ideas of their own, and one of their new signings could prove to be an instant hero if he is selected.

We are not talking about Heung-Min Son – the South Korea international who has already scored three goals for his new club – but Clinton N’Jie.

So far the Cameroon international has featured as a substitute against FK Qarabag and Crystal Palace, racking up just 33 minutes of football since his arrival at White Hart Lane.

But against Arsenal, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has some decisions to make and one of those will be whether or not to give N’Jie his first start.

The Capital One Cup often allows top flight clubs to change things around, but such is the importance of this match that neither manager will tinker too much.

But N’Jie has the talent and the confidence to start and if he does he will have the chance to become an instant hero at Tottenham if he scores against their fierce rivals.

The unknown element could be exactly what Spurs need to win this one, and N’Jie will be well aware what it will mean for both him and his new club if he does pop up with the winner.

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