Tottenham striker Harry Kane expects Arsenal to come all guns blazing following their defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena. The Gunners have been in brilliant form in the league, making it five wins on the trot with a 3-0 win over Swansea City and a victory here will maintain the pressure on City, who are also keeping pace at the top.
Kane has scored five goals in his last three games in all competitions and will be looking to replicate his brilliant performance against the Gunners at White Hart Lane in February earlier this year when he single-handedly overturned a one-goal deficit to get three crucial points for Spurs. However, the England international failed to find the net in the third round of the league cup when the game was decided by a brace by unlikely hero Mathieu Flamini.
Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping that Kane is able to shed any fatigue from their game against Anderlecht in the Europa League on Thursday and puts in a notable performance on his first visit to the Emirates. The same fixture between the two sides ended in a 1-1 draw last season, with the Gunners having to come back from going a goal behind.
Wenger’s men turned up the heat the last time they took the field at the Emirates on the back of a humiliating European result, smashing Manchester United 3-0 in under 20 minutes. Kane is confident that Arsenal will set out to put Spurs on the back-foot yet again and has urged the players to rise to the occasion and claim three points.
“They took a bit of a hiding in midweek and they are going to want to put that right,” Kane said, as quoted by the Guardian. “We have come off two very good wins so we are going into the game on a high and hopefully we can finish the week off well. It is going to be a great battle and everyone is looking forward to it. We want to go there, set a high tempo and play well. It was not a good night for them [against Bayern]. A lot has been said about that result and, as fellow players, you know they will come out firing to try and put things right. So we know what to expect.”