The Gunners right back Bacary Sagna knows that Arsenal have been going through a bad patch recently, but he reckons that they now need to bounce back at the Emirates if they are going to seriously challenge for any trophies this season.
The Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby has been linked with a move to Arsenal since January, when it was reported by some influential journalists that a pre-contract agreement had already been arranged with the Gunners.
The Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger cannot relax just yet after the Gunners disappointing 2-1 defeat to Wigan on Monday, and they now have a crucial match against Chelsea next weekend, who are one of Arsenal’s rivals for a place in the Top Four.
According to rumours today Arsenal are preparing to smash their transfer record in January with a sensational move for Carlos Tevez.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may have spent the summer trying to acquire Mark Schwarzer from Fulham, but (true to form) the Frenchman is going to play his second string side against Tottenham tonight, which will include Fabianski in between the sticks.
The Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner came on as sub at White Hart Lane two years ago, and scored his first winner in a North London derby, but believes that the Lilleywhites have improved since then.
“That was fantastic,” he said. “I loved every moment of that and the atmosphere is always amazing when you play derbies.