Arsenal take on fierce North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in an crucial game week 12 encounter in the Premier League on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners are in sublime form in the Premier League at the moment. They are second in the league table tied on points with leaders Manchester City. They faced a jolt this mid week as they were drubbed 5-1 by Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League.
Arsenal face an uphill task as they take on their fiercest rivals in the league. A win in this encounter will do a world of good to Arsene Wenger’s men as it will be great confidence booster and will help them to progress.
Prior to the all important North London derby, Arsene Wenger spoke to the media and said: “Laurent Koscielny might be back but Hector Bellerin won’t be available against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.”
On their opponent and arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Wenger said: “They have done well. They have lost only one game. They have a few draws.
“They have always in my memory had strong teams. It will be a tough opponent just like every year.”
On Arsenal world class goalkeeper and former Chelsea man Petr Cech, Wenger opined: “He is one of the greatest goalkeepers you have ever seen in this country.”
Arsene Wenger was also questioned about Tottenham’s most lethal player Harry Kane, to which he replied: “He has great qualities and he will make a great career.”
Finally the Frenchman spoke about title race and Arsenal’s chances of winning the title. He spoke: “It is too early. We want to be in the fight and will do absolutely everything to do it.
“We focus on our own targets and try to do as well as we can.
“We are on a trend since the first of January 2015 that is consistent.”