Tottenham suffer fresh Champions League setback without kicking a ball as injury blow is confirmed

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Tottenham are back in action next weekend when they host Arsenal in another North London derby.

Tottenham’s hopes of securing Champions League football for next season has taken another massive blow with key defender Destiny Udogie ruled out for the rest of the campaign due to an injury. 

The Lilywhites are not in action this week but felt the full effects of the announcement that meant one of their key players won't kick a ball again this season. 

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This is the Italian’s first season in English football and he impressed heavily as Tottenham's starting full-back- playing in 28 league games, assisting three times and scoring two goals. 

His ability to drift into midfield to help when Spurs have the ball has marked him as one of the tactically useful players that manager Ange Postecoglou has used in his first season in the Premier League.

The 21-year-old took to Instagram to announce that his season was over after his operation. He wrote: “The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.

“An injury brings my season to an early end. It doesn’t take away from how grateful I am to every person that has supported me this year.”

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Initially signed from Udinese in a £21million deal in August 2022, he was loaned straight back to the Serie A outfit before officially joining Spurs last summer.

Richarlison likely to be fit for Arsenal

In more lifting news, Brazilian striker Richarlison is expected to be back in action next weekend after missing the last three games due to a knee injury. 

Manager Postecoglou left him out to heal properly and his return should add more fire-power upfront as they attempt to chase down Aston Villa and secure Champions League football next season.

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