Photo: These stats show why Jan Vertonghen simply must start against Arsenal

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has made the strange decision to drop Jan Vertonghen from the starting XI repeatedly this season.

Vertonghen was dropped from the squad entirely for one match, while sitting on the bench as an unused sub for the other two.

Davinson Sanchez has been given the nod ahead of Jan so far, alongside Toby Alderweireld, but many fans will want Vertonghen to start the North London Derby this weekend.

These stats compiled by BT Sport certainly argue in Vertonghen’s favour:

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