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Speaking on the All to Play For Podcast, Frank Lampard has backed Harry Kane to score against Arsenal this weekend.

It’s no secret that Kane hasn’t had the best of starts this season, he’s yet to score a single Premier League goal, and while he’s netted in Europe and in the Carabao Cup, he’s struggling in the league.

However, Lampard believes that his goal drought will end this weekend as Spurs prepare for the north London derby.

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What’s been said?

Lampard was asked to predict who will score first in the game at the weekend, and Lampard says that Kane will get on the scoresheet, labelling him a world-class player in the process.

“I don’t think you can look past Harry Kane can you? I know people are talking about him not being in the best of form, but that’s when he always proves people wrong. Off the top of my head I’m just remembering some of the goals he’s scored against Arsenal in these derbies,” Lampard said.

“He is clearly a world-class player, undoubtedly so. In the Euros people were on him in those first games and then he comes good and becomes the talisman we know he is. I think it’s harsh, he had to play the Euros, then he had his break and then he had the thing about whether or not he’d move, which would have affected him mentally. Did anyone think he’d hit the ground running straight away? Maybe this weekend is the time he does it. He’s brilliant, I’ve got a lot of time for Harry Kane.”

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Time to shine

This isn’t the first time that Kane has started a season slowly, but one way or another, he always comes good.

At one point he had a rather unwanted record of never scoring in August, but his performances throughout the season always seem to make up for his slow starts.

Kane’s bad form thus far has certainly been amplified by the ongoing speculation about his future, but if he nets a goal or two against Arsenal, we’re sure that will soon be forgotten.

Lampard reckons he’s going to cause the Gunners problems, and we’re inclined to agree.

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