Arsene Wenger is a special manager, says Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino's side lost 2-0 at Arsenal

Mauricio Pochettino's side lost 2-0 at Arsenal

Giroud will be sidelined on Saturday, meaning Wenger may have to start erratic forward Alexandre Lacazette who was left out of previous marquee match-ups with Liverpool and City.

Everton were expected to have a new manager in place in time for the trip to Crystal Palace. However, that doesn't stop Toby Alderweireld from walking into the side. Such big games immediately after an international break are often sluggish, and a similar duel between the two sides could end up becoming a contest at the centre of the pitch.

Talisman for the Gunners last season, Alexis Sanchez is yet to come to the party this season, with the Chilean looking largely out of sorts thus far.

And Keown has made a bold prediction for the clash at the Emirates. That looks slightly over-priced to me. If they have a perception like that they have a perception like that but how can you respond?

Argentine Pochettino is unbeaten in six Premier League meetings with Wenger's Arsenal since arriving from Southampton in 2014, and last season Tottenham finished above Arsenal in the league for the first time in 22 years.

Arsenal lost heavily at Liverpool in August before their 3-1 reverse at the Etihad Stadium earlier this month, and Arsene Wenger will be eyeing victory over a fellow top-six side. "But no doubt the [best] player in England right now is Harry Kane".

The Reds have been wading through inconsistent form ever since the first international break but nobody had quite exposed their creaky defence quite like Spurs. The match is also David Moyes' first in charge of the Hammers.

Watford host West Ham United at Vicarage Road in the Premier League.

"That's why my respect and admiration is high".

While Mauricio Pochettino's team harbour ambitions of winning both the Premier League and Champions League, Arsenal are living in reduced circumstances.

"When I played against Tottenham, during the day ahead of the game it felt completely different to playing any other team", Gabriel told Sky Sports.

Vertonghen has played every minute of every game for Tottenham this season and is the team's top-performing defender. Harry Redknapp was the last Spurs boss to head back to White Hart Lane with three points following an enthralling 3-2 win back in November 2010.

Pochettino and his Spurs side are hoping for a rare league title this season and Wenger, 68, said he can only do so "by keeping your nerves and getting the players to focus on what is important".

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