Arsenal vs Tottenham
Arsenal take on eternal rivals Tottenham on Sunday in the Premier League.
After three matches, Arsenal are third in the standings with 6 points while Tottenham are seventh with 4 points.
Both sides come into the first north London derby of the year on the back of defeats.
Arsenal lost 3-1 at Liverpool last time out.
As for Spurs, they lost 1-0 at home to Newcastle.
Spurs early team news vs Gunners: Dele Alli set to return
In a boost for Tottenham, Dele Alli could make his first appearance of the season against Arsenal.
As revealed in the Telegraph, Alli is ready to return to action:
Tottenham Hotspur expect Dele Alli to return to action in their North London derby away to Arsenal on Sunday.
The attacking midfielder suffered another hamstring injury over the summer and only returned to training with the first team last week.
Will Alli be put straight into the Spurs XI vs Arsenal?
That’s difficult to say with any certainty at present.
However, should Alli start against Arsenal, the assumption is that he’d take the place of either Erik Lamela or Lucas Moura in the Tottenham team.
Will Christian Eriksen feature against Arsenal?
That issue is also touched upon in the Telegraph.
Of course, Christian Eriksen has been angling for a move from Spurs this summer.
At the same time, Mauricio Pochettino has kept the Dane out of his starting XI.
On Tuesday, Tottenham fans are told the following:
There are continued doubts over the future of Christian Eriksen at Spurs this week, making Alli’s availability crucial to Pochettino.
The Spurs manager could not say one way or another on Sunday whether Eriksen, a substitute against Newcastle, had played his last game for Spurs.
The European transfer window shuts next Monday.