It is always a high-profile emotional affair when Arsenal take on Spurs, and it is the one game that both sets of fans really hate losing. But this time it is even more important, with the Gunners fighting for the League title and Tottenham hoping to jump into the Top Four if they get all three points.
Just a few hour to go to one of the most important games in Arsenal’s season, and the nerves are building to a crescendo. I am sure that Man City will dispose of Aston Villa earlier in the day (well you never know!) and Arsenal will be under pressure to keep pace ahead of the boring interlull.
The North London derby between Arsenal and our great enemies Tottenham is now less than 24 hours away, but I am already feeling the butterflies. This is probably one of the most even-matched derbies for a while on current form, with Arsenal only losing two games in the League so far, but Tottenham bettering that with just the one defeat in their opening game against Man United.
The Arsenal keeper Petr Cech knows all about the rivalries of big London derbies from his many games against Tottenham while he was at Chelsea, but this is his first NLD with Arsenal and he is looking forward to maintaining the Gunners superiority over Spurs.
Arsenal are getting ready to face our age-old rivals Tottenham Hotspurs on Sunday, but we have a current injury list of ten players and there is only one of those that has any hope of being back for the North London Derby.