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Tottenham defender Alderweireld: Mentally and physically Aubameyang will give us huge test

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld admits they face a huge test against new Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Aubameyang got off to a dream start with a debut goal against Everton on Saturday, following his £60million move from Germany's Borussia Dortmund.

And he will be a huge threat to Tottenham's hopes when he makes his North London derby debut at Wembley on Saturday.

Alderweireld, who has faced Aubameyang three times in European competition in recent seasons, said: "Everybody knows he is very quick and he is a good finisher. He has it all and is in a good moment now as well so it is going to be very difficult to beat them but we will be ready for it.

"You have to work your mind.

"You know one against one on the same line he will beat you so you have to be very clever, read the situation and then try to beat him with your head."

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