We are set for one of our biggest games of every season tomorrow when Tottenham come to Arsenal, and with our home record against them we should feel no fear of losing. In the last NLD, back in Fenruary, we lost by just the odd goal, and top-scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is looking for revenge for the fans and would also love to get on the scoresheet.
“All players want to play in these types of games,” he said. “We’re playing at home and we have to give a win to our supporters.
“Just when you come on to the pitch and you feel the atmosphere [you know how big it is]. It’s great stuff. It’s like when I played for Dortmund or Saint Etienne before, we had great derbies also and I feel the same now. It’s a lot of excitement and I think these are good games.
“When you play a derby and you score, it’s really special. As I said before, in the past I’ve played some derbies and I’ve had the chance to score and it was a great feeling. The last derby at Wembley was a bad day for us but we have to change it and win this one.”
I am a great believer that in local derbies it is the power of the home crowd that lifts the players to superhuman efforts, which is why we have only lost at home to Spurs twice in the last 25 years. The players want to do it for the fans, and the fans are urging the players to try their hardest.
Come on you Gunners! Mash those Spuds!