Tottenham Hotspur are not in the greatest place at the moment, off the back of five dropped Premier League points and claims of an unsettled squad by manager Mauricio Pochettino (Sky Sports).
Spurs are going to need to find a way to escape the funk if they are to kickstart their 2019/20 season before it’s already over.
The perfect way to do this would be a win over their arch-rivals Arsenal in the first North London derby of the season at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.
Pochettino is likely to line up with Toby Alderweireld in the heart of the defence again, as he has in every match so far this season.
This comes after the Belgian defender was rumoured to be on the way out in the summer, with Spurs and Roma having said to have held talks (Sky Sports).
However, there seems to have been a change of heart in the last week as Alderweireld is now said to be close to agreeing a new contract at Spurs (Football Insider).
Some Spurs fans have responded to the encouraging news on Twitter:
You ever read something so beautiful it makes you cry
— G? (@8winks) August 28, 2019
If true, then I cannot see how we don’t get a new deal for Jan wrapped up before the end of the season
— #TapinFootball (@tapintobs) August 28, 2019
Bollocks to the rest of them, this would make me the happiest. Aldeeeeerrrrs ?
— Middling (@centralthoughtt) August 28, 2019
Obv I’d like us to keep both but Toby > Jan
— Zach (@TenaciousTanguy) August 28, 2019
First positive thing about us I’ve seen in days
— MK (@_shockzx) August 28, 2019
— Tommo L (@tommy66788) August 28, 2019
— Happy dude (@Jaskaran2511) August 28, 2019
If only it was possible to shag a tweet
— Jye (@JyeMagarry) August 28, 2019
— Cheese Babitz (@CheeseBladeAU) August 28, 2019
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