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Huge injury worry for Spurs ahead of Arsenal clash

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly sweating over the fitness of Hugo Lloris and Toby Alderweireld ahead of the North London Derby.

The goalkeeper felt a problem in his abductor muscle during Wednesday’s incredible 3-1 win over Real Madrid at Wembley, but was fortunately able to carry on.

However he has now been withdrawn from the French international squad for their upcoming friendlies against Wales and Germany

Speaking of his exclusion, France manager Didier Deschamps said he expected Lloris to be out for around two weeks, a time frame that would put his participation in the North London Derby in serious jeopardy.

Lloris will certainly miss this weekend’s clash against Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace at Wembley, where Michel Vorm is expected to replace him.

They are are waiting to find out the severity of the injury suffered by Toby Alderweireld in the same fixture. He was forced to be replaced against Madrid after suffering a hamstring injury, with the defender thinking he will also be out for around two weeks.

The North London Derby at the Emirates takes place on the 18th November in the first round of fixtures following this international break.

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