Arsenal fans are dubious that Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is an injury doubt for this weekend’s North London Derby.
That was the claim today made by Jose Mourinho, who is also sweating on the fitness of Carlos Vinicius and Sergio Reguilon, with Erik Lamela highly likely to be out.
Kane’s issue is unspecified, but the England captain did not train with the rest of teammates today ahead of tomorrow’s Europa League clash with LASK, a game he won’t take part in.
Spurs fans will hope it is nothing too serious, with the 27-year-old having been in the form of his life this season.
With 13 goals and 11 assists in all competitions, Kane has been one of the standout players across Europe’s top five leagues, and his partnership with Heung-min Son has been blossoming.
Mourinho said there would be a good chance of him playing, and that’ll be bad news for the Gunners.
So far in his career, Kane has scored 10 times against Arsenal and will be itching to add to that tally on Sunday.
On social media, plenty of Arsenal fans laughed off the idea of Kane being a doubt for the derby, accusing Mourinho of mind games.
In their eyes, Kane is a shoo-in to start and cause mayhem against their side once again:
Tottenham 1-0 Arsenal (Kane Penalty ‘1) https://t.co/XHIFU7P6GH
— Paddy (@PaddyArsenal) December 2, 2020
There is nothing wrong with Harry Kane. I will not get sucked into this injury doubt narrative.
I will merely place a bet on which minute he will score his penalty and then a more optimistic bet on the score being 2-1 to The Arsenal.
— Tayo3000 (@DJTayo) December 2, 2020
How many times does he expect ppl to fall for this 😆😂
— Understanding Football (@UnderstandingF8) December 2, 2020
We all know Kane is gonna be fit enough to score his annual penalty against us 😂
— Davey Jones 🇳🇬 (@_DaveA1) December 2, 2020
Mourinho and his mind games
— Arsenal Rumors (@arsenalshub) December 2, 2020
Everyone knows kane is gonna be fit. It’s just bad mind games.
— Jithin Prakash (@24Jithinprakash) December 2, 2020
We know he will start
— Lasd (@CryptoTtd) December 2, 2020
Is it really a NL Derby if Kane doesn’t recover just in time from an injury…
— Sachin (@sxchin101) December 2, 2020
Arsenal has come along way to know that Jose Mourinho is playing the mind game just few days to the North London Derby.
It’s better for Arteta to start mapping strategies & not listen to Hary Kane reported injury scare.
Hary Kane would start. We don’t need any deity to tell us.
— Uche (@Uche05316875) December 2, 2020
Classic Mourinho mindgame.
— Babun (@charui) December 2, 2020
So he’s definitely starting
— 🔴KåY••kåY🔴🇳🇬 (@kaykay_afc) December 2, 2020
Typical Jose antics starting already. Tbh, they could beat us with Soldado and Calderwood playing for them
— Matt Bick (@GingerBick) December 2, 2020
Lol that old chestnut………same as Son was out for weeks and then played that weekend
— Andrew (@andrewv9182) December 2, 2020