Arsene Wenger: English players may be the 'masters' of diving

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With a return to 4-2-3-1 reaping the rewards for Wenger last week, we expect him to stick to that formation this time around.

Arsenal head to Wembley to face Spurs having not beaten their rivals in the Premier League at White Hart Lane since 2014.

However, the Gunners triumphed in the meeting at the Emirates Stadium earlier this season.

"They have won just three of their 13 Premier League away games". And not merely because they have home advantage on Saturday.

Pochettino's side have a battle on their hands to secure Champions League football for next season but would regard the season as a success if they secure silverware alongside a top four finish.

Nevertheless, Wenger's comments on Kane weren't all negative, with the Frenchman labelling the Englishman as the finest striker in Europe.

The Gunners are four points and one place adrift of their neighbours as they sit sixth heading into the north London derby. The forward ironically started his career for the Gunners, but was released at the tender age of eight - he eventually found his way to Tottenham.

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"I don't tell my players to dive", he said. I worked with Pat Rice for many years and he quickly got me on that territory. I'm not sure at all. "I can be harsh with referees, but on that front, most of the time it's hard".

"I don't encourage my players to dive".

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan did arrive in their place, however, and the ex-Borussia Dortmund duo will be expected to help lead the attack against Mauricio Pochettino's men at Wembley on Saturday lunchtime.

Wembley has come to be home from home for Arsenal, who have tasted victory on their last nine visits.

Mkhitaryan provided three assists against the Toffees, and Gabon global Aubameyang netted on his debut. But Arsenal risk being overrun, especially if Aaron Ramsey, fresh from a hattrick, makes lots of storming midfield runs and leaves Xhaka exposed.

"Basically, we should have a similar squad to what we had last week against Everton", he said.

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