Should Tottenham start Danny Rose against Arsenal?

Danny Rose of England during an England training session ahead of the International Friendly match between England and Brazil on November 13, 2017 in Enfield, England.

Tottenham defender is available for selection against Arsenal.

Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium on May 13, 2018 in London, England.

When Tottenham face Arsenal this weekend they have an option at left-back which they did not a week earlier against Chelsea.

Danny Rose returned to training earlier in the week and is available for selection.

He has not played since early October, but should still come in for consideration this weekend at The Emirates.


While Ben Davies has been solid at left-back, Tottenham fans recognise that Rose has a higher level of performance when he is at the top of his game.

Rose is fresh, while Davies has started two high pressure games in a week, and has not had a break due to his international commitments with Wales.

Rose showed earlier in the season against Manchester United that he can drop straight into a big game and perform. Mauricio Pochettino will have no worries about throwing Rose into the North London derby.

Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur (R) celebrates scoring his sides second goal with Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur (L) during the Premier League match between Manchester City and...

Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur warms up prior to the Premier League match between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur at Stadium of Light on January 31, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

Also working in his favour is the element of surprise, with Arsenal no doubt planning to see Davies.

Tottenham may want to play safe and stick with Davies, and nobody could blame them for doing so.

If Pochettino sees any sign of fatigue in training from the Welshman, Rose could make a timely return.

Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur applauds the fans at the final whistle during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Cardiff City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 6,...

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