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Spurs Pre-Arsenal Team News & Injury Update: Latest On Defoe & Kaboul

Tottenham welcome Arsenal to White Hart Lane on Sunday for what could be a pivotal game in the race for a top-four finish this season. Here’s the Spurs team news

Jermain Defoe

Defoe: In contention to face Gunners

Tottenham Hotspur welcome fierce rivals Arsenal to White Hart Lane on Sunday for what could be a pivotal game in the race for a top-four finish this season.

Boss Andre Villas-Boas has been speaking to the media at his weekly press conference ahead of the game with the Independent reporting the latest team news and injury update including the latest on Jermain Defoe and Younes Kaboul.

The good news is that striker Defoe could be a shock starter after recovering from an ankle injury. Defoe has been on the sidelines for over a month after picking up the problem against West Brom but AVB has confirmed he’s trained well over the past two days and will be in serious contention to play if he comes through another session on Saturday unscathed.

“Jermain trained with the team the last two days and so hopefully he will be available for selection if he trains again tomorrow, he’s definitely a contender for the game.” Villas-Boas told the Independent

Defoe enjoyed an excellent first half to the season when he scored 10 league goals but injury interrupted his progress and he’ll hope to return with a bang in the derby on Sunday if he can prove his fitness tomorrow.

However, Villas-Boas also told reporters that defender Younes Kaboul is not yet able to return and is still at least two weeks away from returning to first team action as he continues to battle his way back from a serious knee injury.

You can see the latest Arsenal team news here

Now we’ve seen the team news, what would be your starting eleven for the game? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. adekoya

    March 1, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    To meet Arsenal will surprise many

  2. del

    March 1, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    spurs fan, but admit arsenal will not be easy at all… they should be favourites if anything….

  3. Todd

    March 2, 2013 at 4:01 am

    Defoe would be a massive lift for Spurs. Especially since it looks like Arsenal will be without Sagna and Diaby. Someone like Defoe up front could run their back line ragged.

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