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·29 September 2022

Tottenham: 100-cap star now 'expected to start' vs Arsenal

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Tottenham star Heung-Min Son is expected to be recalled to the starting XI for the north London derby, according to The Sun journalist Tom Barclay.

The 100-cap South Korea international was dropped for the win over Leicester before the international break but came off the bench and scored a hat-trick, which Barclay thinks will earn him a place in the team at the Emirates.

What’s the latest news involving Son?

It’s been some turnaround for Son in the last couple of weeks, having gone from not being able to buy a goal to scoring five times in three games for club and country.

Firstly, the 30-year-old responded in the perfect way to being left out of the side against Leicester by scoring an incredible treble as Tottenham ran riot.

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Son then took his confidence and form into the international break by adding another two goals to his ever-improving tally for his country.

Firstly, he struck a stunning late equaliser to rescue a draw against Costa Rica before netting a late winner to secure a 1-0 victory over Cameroon in Korea’s final outing before the World Cup.

Having gone eight games without finding the net, the flying winger has now scored five times in just 197 minutes of action.

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As a result, Barclay is confident the £192,000 per-week ace will start at Arsenal – especially with doubts emerging over Kulusevski’s availability.

What did Barclay say about Son?

Speaking before the Kulusevski update, he told GIVEMESPORT: “I don’t really know who drops out, maybe Richarlison? It wasn’t like he was that impressive against Leicester, but overall, he’s been very good, although it wasn’t like Kulusevski ripped it up either against Leicester.

“I do feel like Son, [Harry] Kane and Richarlison would all rather play with Kulusevski because he’s more of a supplier compared to the other three, although Kane does set the other two up, but I’m expecting Son to come in.”

Should Son start against Arsenal?

Son might have struggled in the early weeks of the season, but he looks to have put that bad spell behind him.

Therefore, he should be a certainty to return for the north London derby, especially when you consider his impressive recent record in this fixture.

In Son’s last seven games against Arsenal, he’s registered an impressive four goals and five assists, further highlighting why Conte should name him in the XI.

As Barclay alluded, it was unclear who would drop out between Kulusevski and Richarlison, but the issue suffered by the former might make Conte’s mind up for him.

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