Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has talked out about his expectations for Sunday’s last ever North London Derby at White Hart Lane.
Tottenham Hotspur will be moving to Wembley Stadium next season whilst there new home is being completed, meaning this Sunday will be the last derby encounter inside the stadium.
This weekend’s match also holds various other reasons for importance, as a home win would also spell an end to our long-run of consecutive St Totteringham’s Day celebrations, the day in which we enjoy the fact that our noisy neighbours can no longer finish above us in the league table.
Arsene Wenger has now come out to talk about his thoughts ahead of the big occasion.
“Geographically, I know walking out that our fans are there on the right, that’s a reference point,” Wenger said.
“Then you know the pitch is a bit smaller like Highbury and that you expect huge commitment, frenetic pace, very high vocal games. Of course, it makes the day special. I personally won’t miss White Hart Lane but what I like is the atmosphere.
“What makes English football special is the fact that the fans live the game. For me, there’s two kinds of supporters, the supporters you get in some foreign countries who sing the same song during the whole game, or some different songs but not linked with the game.
“In England, the fans live the game every ball. When there’s a corner the sound goes up. When there’s a foul the sound goes up and that makes English football special and completely apart from everywhere else.”
What is your best memory at White Hart Lane? Can anything beat winning the league there?