Mourinho provides Kane injury update ahead of North London derby v Arsenal

Jose Mourinho is confident Harry Kane will be fit for Tottenham’s North London derby against Arsenal on Sunday.

The Spurs striker has been in sensational form so far this season, scoring seven goals and creating nine assists in ten Premier League games to help fire his side to the top of the table.

But he was absent from training ahead of his team’s game against Austrian side LASK in the Europa League on Thursday.

And speaking ahead of the match his manager Jose Mourinho confirmed Kane was one of the players currently nursing a problem – but said he hoped he would make it for the huge clash with the Gunners.

Jose Mourinho will be desperately hoping Harry Kane is fit for Arsenal

When asked about absentees Kane, Erik Lamela, Carlos Vinicius and Sergio Reguilon, Mourinho replied: “All injured.

“Lamela is an injury from 3 weeks, a month. I don’t believe he has a chance for the weekend.

“Harry, Vinicius and Sergio there is a chance for the weekend.”

When pushed on Kane, he added: “I’m not going to tell you the nature of his injury. I think he has a good chance [vs Arsenal ].

“I don’t want to lie, I don’t want to hide anything in relation to is he going to play or no? I think he’s going to play. That’s my feeling is that he’s going to play.”

Kane has a superb scoring record against Arsenal

Kane has a remarkable scoring record against Arsenal, having netted against Spurs’ bitter rivals ten times in 11 games in the Premier League.

He will be desperate to try to add to that tally at the weekend as Spurs look to maintain their position at the top of the pile in the league.

Before then Mourinho’s side must turn their attentions towards European matters, with a point against LASK needed to guarantee qualification for the knockout stages of the competition.

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