Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has been ruled out of today’s North London derby, but it’s hardly registered on Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino’s radar as the thinks the Gunners have such strength in depth it isn’t an issue.
The Spurs boss was in buoyant mood ahead of the North London derby but the news of Sanchez’s injury had nothing to do with it.
Pochettino said: “Alexis is a very good player but Arsenal have another player like Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain or Mesut Ozil!
“A lot of names and a lot of players. It’s true Alexis is a very good player but I think Arsenal have players to cover.”
Pochettino on the other hand has no issues with his squad and has a full compliment to choose from after Nabil Bentaleb reported for duty following his Africa Cup of Nations appearance for Algeria.