Toby Alderweireld wary of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang danger

Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid and Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur battle for possession in the air during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Real Madrid and...

Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur will face Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal in the North London derby this weekend.

Newport County's Irish striker Padraig Amond (L) vies with Tottenham Hotspur's Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld during the English FA Cup fourth round replay football match between...

Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld has admitted to Sky Sports that it will be tough for the team to cope with Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Spurs will take on bitter North London rivals Arsenal at the Wembley Stadium in London in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Aubameyang is likely to start for the Gunners, having joined Arsene Wenger's side from Borussia Dortmund in the January transfer window for a fee reported by The Guardian to be worth £56 million.

Alderweireld could also feature in the North London derby on Saturday afternoon as well, having recovered from a hamstring injury.

The Belgium international defender, who earns £50,000 per week at Tottenham according to The Guardian, is aware of the danger posed by 28-year-old Gabon international striker Aubameyang.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on February 3, 2018 in London, England.

"He's very quick, he's a good finisher, he has it all,” Alderweireld told Sky Sports about Aubameyang.

"He is in a good moment now as well so it's going to be very difficult to beat him but I think we will be ready for it.

"You have to work your mind. One against one, on the same line, he will beat you, so you have to be very clever, you have to read the situation and try to beat him with your head."

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal is challenged by Idrissa Gueye of Everton during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on February 3, 2018 in London,...

The Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang factor

Aubameyang is one of the best strikers in the world, and the pace of the former Dortmund star is going to be an issue for Spurs.

The former AC Milan prospect loves to run at defenders, and the pacy striker will be determined to score a goal or two at Wembley.

The 28-year-old scored on his debut for Arsenal in the 5-1 hammering of Everton at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League last weekend.

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