Arsenal fall at Wembley to Kane's lone strike

Harry Kane

Tottenham and Arsenal go head-to-head at Wembley this lunchtime with both north London rivals looking to give their top four hopes a major boost.

Kane has now scored seven goals in his last seven matches against the Gunners, a club who released him as a youngster prior to him joining Spurs.

'Kane is the complete striker, very good with his back to goal and can find the net out of nowhere.

It will also be of concern for Gareth Southgate who will be hoping the Spurs man can be a key player in Russian Federation this summer but at the moment, his form doesn't warrant a starting place for the England.

Arsenal won 1-0 on that occasion in the FA Cup semi- finals, avenging a 3-1 loss to Tottenham at the same stage of that competition two years earlier. There was smoke in the air when Harry Kane scored the opener which was all dissolved by Wenger after the game.

Arsenal fans may feel aggrieved by the assistant referees, who denied the Gunners some of their best opportunities by raising flags for offside calls, but given the number of chances Tottenham created, it's hard to argue the win wasn't deserved for Spurs.

Pochettino said: "We feel very proud".

Spurs survived the scare - and such was their domination after the break that it would have been a travesty had Arsenal escaped Wembley, hosting a Premier League record attendance of 83,222, with a draw. "If Arsenal win they move a point behind Spurs; lose and they are seven behind and facing what might be an impossible challenge". The priority has to be to be in the Champions League through the Premier League.

But Spurs fashioned its best chance when Kane had a header stopped by Peter Cech, while Eric Dier failed to connect properly with a loose ball inside the area. As the visitors pressed for an equaliser, they left gaps at the back, and Dele Alli should have capitalised from such space, but prodded wide. In the 57th minute, Cech made a hard save on a free kick from Christian Eriksen.

When he beat them with a victor on that day, he thought: "Well - I told you so". At 1-0, doubt lingered, and Alexandre Lacazette, the man who was supposedly the answer to Arsenal's striker woes, had two excellent late chances.

With Chelsea also five points ahead with a game in hand it the north Londoners easiest route to the Champions League could come by winning the Europa League, as Manchester United did last season.