'Chubby' Kane back to haunt Arsenal as Spurs look to turn poor form around

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"Since then, I've always had a chip on my shoulder..."

With eight goals from his eight Premier League games against Arsenal, Harry Kane continues to haunt the club that released him for being a bit too chubby 17 years ago.

Shedding whatever extra weight he was carrying, Kane has gone on to shine for Tottenham and England with the striker spurred on to prove the Gunners wrong. 

"I got released when I was eight years old and at eight you don't know how to react to that," Kane told the Times Magazine. 

"Since then, I've always had a chip on my shoulder. I've always wanted to prove people wrong. And prove to myself that I can do it, as well."

Though only just back from injury, Kane has once again been key to the Spurs season scoring 15 goals across 24 appearances. 

His eight goals to date against Arsenal also means Kane is only behind Wayne Rooney (12), Robbie Fowler (10) and Peter Crouch (9) for most Premier League goals scored against the Gunners.

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While Kane is back on the pitch, Spurs' title ambitions are all but over this season after losses to Burnley and Chelsea.

Tottenham is now just four points clear of Arsenal in third to add an extra dimension to Saturday's North London Derby.

While their recent form has been shaky, Spurs will be hoping a home clash at Wembley will allow them to find their feet with Tottenham winning five of their last seven home Premier League matches against the Gunners.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has also never lost a home Premier League game against Arsenal.

The Gunners are however firing right now having won five of their last six Premier League games and thrashing Bournemouth 5-1 last time out.

While Arsenal will fancy their chances of continuing that form, rest assured a certain Harry Kane will be eager to once again have his say. 

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