Report outlines potentially huge problem for Tottenham ahead of Arsenal clash

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur shakes hands with Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur as he is subbed off during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and...

Arsenal will welcome Tottenham Hotspur to the Emirates on November 18th.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on August 13, 2017 in...

Spurs have begun their 2017/18 campaign in fine fashion, both domestically and on the continent, but they face somewhat of a mini-crisis ahead of the north London derby against the Gunners on November 18th, according to the International Business Times, with Mauricio Pochettino facing the prospect of being without up to five key first-team players.

Tottenham currently sit in third position in the Premier League table, after an impressive return of 23 points from their opening 11 league games, but they still sit eight points adrift of Pep Guardiola's rampant Manchester City side.

Harry Kane, Kieran Trippier, Hugo Lloris, Christian Eriksen and Harry Winks of Tottenham Hotspur during a Tottenham Hotspur training session ahead of the Champions League Group H match...

The Lilywhites can ill-afford too many more slip-ups, because of the Citizens' incredible start to the season, and the next six weeks leading up to the Christmas period will be absolutely vital for them, if they have any real aspirations of winning the title.

According to the International Business Times though, they will have their work cut-out when they resume Premier League duties against Arsenal at the Emirates in 11 days time, with Harry Kane, Harry Winks, Dele Alli, Hugo Lloris and Toby Alderweireld all carrying knocks and major doubts ahead of the derby.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur look on prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City at Wembley Stadium on September 16, 2017 in London,...

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As Spurs have so often proved in the past though, they have plenty of strength-in-depth, and whatever team Pochettino picks to face the Gunners will be more than capable of leaving the Emirates with all three points.

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