North London derby is bigger for Arsenal than Totenham, says Paul Merson

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Both men are back in training, but neither have been given the all-clear to get involved in this game.

Pochettino is also expecting a big performance from England global midfielder Dele Alli, saying the 22-year-old plays his best football when the stakes are highest.

I know that Barcelona have not lost a home game for the last five years, these are the statistics I am aware of.

"I want to play that match with confidence, because if we win we stand a good chance of qualifying, in my opinion". To arrive at Barcelona and compete in our best we need to have fresh legs, fresh minds, no injuries.

Moura, who joined PSG in 2012, played 53 games under Emery in the Spaniard's first campaign in France, but then only made seven appearances last season before joining Spurs in January for £25m.

"I expect that they are going to play with all the best players, but I don't know how they are going to prepare the side", he added.

Alli has scored twice for Tottenham in the Premier League this season, including in their 3-1 victory over London rivals Chelsea in the Premier Leauge at the weekend, but is yet to make his mark in Europe.

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"What Barcelona is going to do is not in our hands".

"It gives everyone belief that they can possibly get into the top four", the former Spurs midfielder and manager said.

Tottenham must still beat Barcelona on December 11 at the Camp Nou to make sure of advancing to the knockout phase.

Inter's knowledge that a point would send them through meant they approached their first competitive match at Wembley with extreme caution.

"As long as we do our job I think we will go through". "They [Arsenal] look like a different team and it will be a big game. But now we need to focus on Arsenal on Sunday - another massive game for us".

Pochettino said: "I'm so disappointed from the beginning because it's not only him but Georges-Kevin N'Koudou and Vincent Janssen are out of the squad in the Champions League and that's so painful".

"The most important is to try to avoid risk, to mix ... and rotate", Pochettino said.

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