Arsenal and Tottenham are just 48 hours away from the massive North London Derby at the Emirates, and a lot of pundits and even Gooners are speculating that the Spuds have now overtaken us as the best team in North London. Well Arsene Wenger begs to differ, and says his team will prove who is the strongest on Saturday. “No, not at all,” Le Prof said. “Tottenham are a good side but we have the quality to win this game and that is what we want to show. One way to answer is on the pitch. We have no fear; we are focused on nullifying their strong points and expressing our strong points.
“It is a good opportunity to show we are the strongest. We’ll see at the end of the season. The real motivation is to do as well as our potential. The target is not to compare to Tottenham.”
And Wenger still thinks that last season was a success, despite finishing below Tottenham for the first time in his Arsenal career. “It was a big disappointment to finish outside the top four. It was the first time in the history of the Premier League that a team with 75 points finished outside of top four. I still feel it was very harsh on us. People forget we won the FA Cup in a very stylish way against City in the semi and Chelsea in the final.
“The overall achievement was quite positive, even if there was disappointment not to finish in the Champions League for the first time in 20 years.”
It does annoy me that so many people are writing us off, even the keyboard warriors on JustArsenal, but the game is never over until the fat lady sings, and I’m sure she won’t be singing Tottenham’s praises after the game!
Come on You Gunners!