Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that his side will not be the underdogs whey they take on Tottenham in the north London derby on Saturday.
The Gunners have gone six league matches without defeating their neighbours and with Spurs finishing ahead of Arsenal for the first time in 20 years last season, the pendulum finally appears to be swinging towards Tottenham in the rivalry.
This season Tottenham are in third place in the Premier League, three places and four points ahead of the Gunners.
Despite Tottenham’s resurgence under Mauricio Pochettino, Wenger insists his side won’t be the underdogs at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
“No, not all,” Wenger said when asked at a press conference if Spurs should be considered favourites. “Tottenham are a good side but we have the quality to win this game and that’s what we want to show.”
“We have no fear. We are just focused on nullifying their strong points and expressing our strong points,” Wenger said.