Conte may have just discovered secret weapon that could give Tottenham the edge at Arsenal - TBR View
After the international break, Tottenham Hotspur head to Arsenal in one of the biggest North London derbies in years.
Both Spurs and the Gunners are flying high in the Premier League table and hoping to consolidate their positions.
Tottenham currently sit third in the table on 17 points, while Arsenal sit top on 18 points.
Spurs will be boosted by the return to form of Son Heung-min, who has enjoyed a sensational week.
The Tottenham forward ended his goal drought in style last weekend with a hat-trick against Leicester.
And on international duty, Son did something that may well have given Antonio Conte food for thought.
The South Korea international scored a pretty sensational free kick to salvage a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica.
Football.london Spurs correspondent Alasdair Gold, taking to Twitter, praised what he saw from Son.
And he even hinted that the 30-year-old should take more opportunities from direct free kicks at Tottenham.
Gold’s comments were echoed by plenty of Tottenham supporters on social media, as per football.london.
Tottenham have had their fair share of issues with direct free-kicks ever since Christian Eriksen left.
Eric Dier and Harry Kane tend to take most of those, but they’ve never really been particularly fruitful.
At the highest level, you need a set-piece specialist to make the difference.
Tottenham and Arsenal are both strong teams and will likely be evenly matched next Saturday.
Son’s moment of magic enabled South Korea to avoid defeat against Costa Rica.
And the opportunity arises at the Emirates, Conte should let Son have a go and possibly repeat the feat.
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