“You don’t look at the table when you play the derby against Arsenal”

So the day of the great North London Derby has finally arrived, and it looks to be a very crucial game for both sides, as well as the expectant fans. Tottenham couldn’t be in a better position, as they know that a win here will put them back on top of the table again until at least next weekend, while Mikel Arteta is desperate to turn Arsenal’s fortunes around after just one win in their last six League games has left them languishing in 14th place in the table.

But the Tottenham veteran goalkeeper Hugo Lloris doesn’t think League form comes into it when you are playing your biggest local rivals. He told the Mirror: “You don’t look at the table when you play the derby against Arsenal.

“You are just focused on the moment.

“We know it means a lot for the fans and you just want to win.

“For pride, for sharing emotion with the fans.

“But of course it’s not enough in the season.

“It’s not only about one game or two games in the season.

“We just want to finish as high as we can.

“We can see the improvement in the last years.

“It started with Mauricio Pochettino and we tried to continue it again, to step up and to bring the club as high as we can.”

As Tottenham have been rising yet again under Jose Mourinho, the Gunners seem to be dropping away under Mikel Arteta, but both managers know the importance of this one game to all the fans and the players.

This has been a season of crazy results and form being turned on its head, so let’s hope that we get another shock result and we can stop the Spuds from going to the top of the table…

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  1. This for me is the acid test of both teams. Everything has to be right. The mentality, the application, the concentration, the spirit, the skills and the stamina. If just one of those things are off the other will win. League positions only matter at the end of the season. not 10 games in.

  2. If Spurs win they will go top and put Arsenal in the rear view mirror but if Arsenal win it may derail the Spurs season and kicks start an Arsenal revival. Spurs fans are so confident yet they are known as Spurs bottling company for a reason. This has all the hallmarks of the pre match feeling before the Man U game. No doubt both managers will be talking up how great the other team is. The mind games are under way 🙂

  3. Arsenal must make sure they defeat Spurs today!! We have to show we are the Gooners to those proud spuds!!
    Please, no draws..
    Like I said in another post, Hard men such as Mohammed Elneny, Maitland Miles n maybe Ceballos should form the Midfield trio. No weak-arsed player players such as Willock, Xhaka should play.
    Also Lacazette has to find his scoring boots..Because if he plays, we know chances seem to fall on him..He has been awful. Can’t run, can’t pass properly, can’t tackle n can’t shoot well!! Aubameyang n Nelson Shud join him up there..
    We gooners need him to come good today!! Expecting a 0 3 win for the Gunners!!😊😊😊🤩

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