Date: 7th November 2015 at 12:47pm
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You either love the North London Derby or you hate it. There is no in between, and for me it`s a horrible fixture. If we win, well we`re supposed to, if we lose then it`s six months of taunting. I enjoy the victories but the process is not a very pleasant one.

Arsene Wenger says he`s the opposite of me, he enjoys them, he likes the excitement they bring and that the local rivalry bring extra meaning to the game. He`s clearly nuts!

The Arsenal gaffer also says that this current squad poses a real danger and believes it`s going to be a very tough game tomorrow.

“They have been a threat every year since I`ve been here, in the last 20 years, they always had very strong teams and let`s not forget that some periods we were eight or nine points behind them in April, so they have had very strong teams.”

“This year they are younger, they work very hard and they will be a tough opponent again – they are every year.”

“I enjoy [the derby] because I believe that what you want in football is to play games that are important and where there is an excitement in the preparation, games that have meaning for everybody.”

“Football can give special emotions to people and you want to be part of that.”

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