Kane claims pressure is now on Arsenal – But he won’t watch Newcastle match with Spurs squad

Harry Kane
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Harry Kane has insisted the pressure is now on Arsenal’s shoulders ahead of their important Premier League fixture against Newcastle this evening. 

Spurs moved ahead of the Gunners into fourth in the table after earning a 1-0 win over Burnley on Sunday, with Kane scoring the decider with a first half penalty. 

It means Arsenal, who are looking to bounce back from Thursday’s 3-0 defeat against Spurs, will need to win when they travel to Newcastle to retake the final Champions League place. 

However, Mikel Arteta’s side are carrying a number of concerns defensively having lost Rob Holding to suspension, while there are question marks surrounding the fitness of Ben White and Gabriel (Mirror). 

Dropped points in Tyneside would then hand the initiative back to Spurs ahead of the final day of the season when they travel to relegated Norwich on Sunday. 

And Kane, when asked if Arsenal are now under pressure, believes their North London counterparts will need to earn a good result to stay in control.  

He said (via Evening Standard): “I think so. I said after the game on Thursday night that we needed to back that up with three points yesterday. 

“We knew it would be tough, it has been a tough week for us. To battle through that and get the win was really important.”

He added: “I will probably play golf this morning, spend some time with the family and then sit down and watch the game and hope for a Newcastle win. 

“We’re not watching together, it has been a long week. People will be spending time with families for sure, and there is still another game, so we have done our job, we will focus on the game against Norwich and see what happens.”

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Tottenham did their job by beating Arsenal and then following that up with three big points against Burnley. 

It has now turned the pressure up on Arsenal ahead of what is a tricky trip to Newcastle, who have been strong at home under Eddie Howe. 

All Spurs can hope for is that there are dropped points, otherwise it will be straight back to focusing on Norwich while hoping Everton can pick something up on the final day. 

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