Arsene Wenger ready for his 44th North London Derby match
Arsène Wenger will take charge of Arsenal for the forty-fourth time in a North London derby against Tottenham at the Emirates tomorrow.
Mauricio Pochettino will be the 12th permanent Spurs manager that Wenger has faced during his time as Gunners boss.
At his pre-match press conference this morning. Wenger looked ahead to the clash:
“It’s an important moment of the season and it has a meaning for everybody,” he said.
“Above all it’s an opportunity for us to take points in the Premier League where every point counts.
“It looks again this season that every point is difficult to make. Of course we play a home game and we want to win our home games.
“Are they defining points [on Saturday]? I don’t know, but Tottenham has over the years had good players and a good team. To be on top of them of course means that you can fight for the top of the league.”
“It’s early in the season to judge a team but they have certainly less introduction of new players,” Wenger said. “They will benefit from stability and he’s a quality manager. He has shown that at Southampton.
“I just hope we can get on top of Tottenham. It’s always a very heated atmosphere and I believe it will be a very competitive game as well.”