Report updates on Tottenham Hotspur selection decision ahead of North London Derby with Arsenal

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur and assistant Jesus Perez during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on...

Tottenham Hotspur are due to take on Arsenal on Sunday, with Mauricio Pochettino set to make a big call.

Eric Dier of England arrives at the stadium prior to the UEFA Nations League Third Place Playoff match between Switzerland and England at Estadio D. Afonso Henriques on June 09, 2019 in...

According to a report in the Guardian, Tottenham Hotspur’s Eric Dier could make his first appearance of the season against Arsenal in the unfamiliar position of right-back.

With Kieran Trippier leaving and Kyle Walker-Peters and Juan Foyth out injured, Tottenham’s options at right-back are seriously short.


Aurier is the only fit and recognised right-back in Spurs’s squad, but he is reportedly unlikely to make the squad.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side reportedly are considering selling Aurier, who they signed for £23 million two years ago (London Evening Standard), and Tottenham reportedly don't want to use him under such circumstances.

Serge Aurier #24 of Tottenham Hotspur in action during an International Champions Cup match against FC Barcelona at Rose Bowl on July 28, 2018 in Pasadena, California.

It is suggested that Pochettino will now choose between Dier and Moussa Sissoko to play at right-back, in what could be a shock team selection decision.

Dier has played at right-back for Tottenham before when he first broke through, but is more comfortable in a central position.

Sissoko, meanwhile, was utilised as a right-back in the final minutes of Tottenham’s last game against Newcastle United, but had only had a limited impact there, with Pochettino’s men falling to a 1-0 defeat.

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