Arsenal boss ready for ‘special North London Derby day’

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?

Pat J

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  1. Break-on-through says:

    Yeah I hate those fans who sing the same bloody thing over and over. In England people are jumping when going for a high ball, they are swinging back a leg when players pull the trigger, or else they’re holding placards lol one or the other.

  2. Guneal (English Arsenal fans are gullible) says:

    English fans are passionate but not passionate enough to effect any change in and off the pitch. Their passion like their players are over rated. Where I come from fans are kings, the clubs dance to their music.

    We determine when a coach has over stayed his welcome.

    We influence the players that got signed.

    We cry with the players when we lose.
    We throw party with the players when we win.
    We confront a player who should have done better, we have the right for an explanation.

    I recur a day we determined the type of Jersey we are to wear.

    Our club is everything to us,so we have to return the love and be everything to our club.

    In England, the clubs are everything to the fans but the fans are nothing to the clubs.

  3. ArseOverTit says:

    Could be really special. May turn out to be the game where
    Le Fraud is shown up for what he really is once and for all and a game that acts as a catalyst for change at Arsenal Foootball club.

    Or we could win or draw and the apathetic will be convinced we are in fine Wenger like shape.

  4. frustrated gunner says:

    spurs playing far better football than us.hope we dont get demolished by them

  5. MANTAK says:

    There is absolutely no logical reason why we should get a result on sunday. As someone already said , if we lose, it will hopefully be the catalyst to end Wengers reign as it will signal virtually no chance of us qualifying for the UCL which means the board have just lost out on the 40 million they’re accustomed to trousering.
    It’s terrible that as Arsenal fans we can find a positive in losing to the spuds and yet I believe there’s a few of us that feel the same….a dark day if it does happen.

  6. ger burke says:

    yeah , wenger is ready indeed. he asked the kit man to oil his coat zipper for this game . as regards the team being ready i dont think so . time tells all .

  7. Tony says:

    This is not the first time Le Fraud has spoken like this ahead of a big game and most times we always know how it ends…he should just end fans miseries all over the world and resign at the end of the season…wishing the team luck tomorrow tho

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