Arsenal boss Unai Emery is determined to make his first North London derby one to remember ahead of this Sunday’s clash with rivals Tottenham.
After a strong start since arriving at Arsenal in the summer, Emery is preparing for his first experience of North London’s fierce rivalry as Tottenham visit The Emirates this Sunday afternoon and the Spanish coach is aiming to to make it a special day for the Gunners support.
‘For me, I’m thinking about our supporters and making their lives very special on Sunday with a very big victory for us. We also know that our responsibility is to prepare for the match against a big team with big players.’ Emery told Arsenal’s official website.
‘Each match for me is very special. The derby is perhaps more special because my responsibility is bigger because of every supporter. Also we need three points in the league because we want to be closer to the other teams, like Tottenham, and we have this challenge.’
Arsenal, unbeaten in the league since August, will be looking to close the gap on the league’s leaders whilst Tottenham will be hoping to maintain their fine recent form, having beaten previously unbeaten Chelsea 3-1 last weekend.