Tottenham facing potential blow ahead of north London derby clash with Arsenal as Hugo Lloris sustains injury to right thigh with Fraser Forster on standby

    Tottenham could be missing Hugo Lloris for the north London derby at Arsenal in October.

    The 35-year-old goalkeeper was impressive during Spurs’ 6-2 win over Leicester last weekend as he kept out a Patson Daka header in the second half that prevented the Foxes from making it 3-3.

    The match could’ve taken a different direction had Lloris not saved Daka’s header

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    The match could’ve taken a different direction had Lloris not saved Daka’s header

    Lloris then joined the French national team on Monday ahead of the Nations League fixtures with Austria and Denmark but has since left their camp in Clairefontaine.

    He has been diagnosed with an injury to his right thigh, which will concern Spurs boss Antonio Conte with a trip to Arsenal on the horizon for October 1.

    “Arriving on Monday morning at the National Football Centre in Clairefontaine, Hugo Lloris consulted Dr Franck Le Gall,” a statement from the French Football Federation read.

    “A small injury to the right thigh has been diagnosed for the Tottenham goalkeeper.

    “He is therefore unavailable for the two matches against Austria on Thursday at the Stade de France and in Denmark on Sunday.”

    Lloris is the second Tottenham player to pull out of international duty after Ben Davies was forced to withdraw from the Wales squad following an injury to his knee. He also faces a race against time to be fit to face Arsenal.

    Lloris will not feature for France during the international break and may miss the north London derby

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    Lloris will not feature for France during the international break and may miss the north London derby

    Should Lloris miss the game, Spurs would be without their hugely experience captain and would mean Fraser Forster playing in his place.

    Forster joined Tottenham in the summer and is yet to play for the club.

    Arsenal have their own injury concern ahead of the derby with Oleksandr Zinchenko nursing a calf strain.

    Listen to full commentary of Arsenal vs Tottenham live on talkSPORT on Saturday October 1, kick-off 12:30pm.

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