It is more important than beating any other team in the league….beating Man United is pretty close because they’re arrogant and RVP moved to them!
Winning the NLD is a matter of pride, losing it hurts more than any other game throughout the season….though some results have come close this season (I won’t mention Blackburn or Bradford).
A NLD can bring a fan to tears or give them the greatest joy and satisfaction a sport can bring.
Arsenal and Tottenham first met in a League match on December 4th 1909 whilst both teams were in the First Division. Arsenal won 1-0.
This should made Tottenham that they were fighting a losing battle with the superior Arsenal.
The ‘North London’ rivalry began when Arsenal moved to Highbury in 1913 however what most Spurs fans forget is that at that point Tottenham came under Middlesex. Tottenham were not part of Greater London until 1965….and they call us the outsiders?
Arsenal have had more victories over Tottenham in every competition and scored more goals.
The Gooners’ have beaten Spurs 64 times in the League itself scoring 250 goals compared to Tottenham’s abysmal 214 goals. We’ve knocked them out the FA and League Cups more times than they could’ve dreamed of beating us.
Overall Arsenal has scored 276 goals against Tottenham and I know Gooners all over cheered as if we’d won the Champions League each time!!
The Highbury Trophy cabinet also saw 25 trophies added to it, White Hart Lane has seen 14….this says it all.
Saturday 23rd November 2012 was the first leg of the NLD at the Emirates this season. Which has got to the best game I have ever been to and I relished the sore throat the next day.
Adebayour scored the opener at said game and bragged like the imbocile that he is only to be shown a red card not long after which turned the game on its head and resulted in utter humiliation for Spurs all over. The away fans did not even stay to the end of the game.
A 5-2 hammering was too much for them to handle.
As for the upcoming NLD, regardless of recent form I think Arsenal will step up to the challenge; the players are aware of what is at stake. If they aren’t aware they had catch up pretty quick.
Tottenham have one good player Bale….one man team comes to mind.
Arsenal has got Jack Wilshere who is Arsenal through and through. However we also have Podolski, Santi, Giroud, Theo and Arteta. Together they can bring it and win this derby. We just need our defense to focus and not mess it up.
I’m confident that the players will not let themselves or the fans down.
On a final note:
Arsenal will always reign over North London!!!