North London Derby

Arsenal vs Tottenham, the North London Derby, the one fixture were I wake in the morning feeling physically sick. Personally when the fixtures are released this is the first fixture I look for. How soon or long do I have to wait to get that all to familiar feeling again. Rivalry between the two teams did not begin until 1913, when Arsenal moved from the Manor Ground, Plumstead to Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, just four miles from Tottenham’s White Hart Lane thus beginning the rivalry that would last for 183 games.

My favourite memory in recent derbies has to be when Rocky Rocastle scored the winner at White Hart Lane in the semi finals of the Rumblelows cup to take us to the final. Other fond memories was when Merson scored the winner to take us to another final or when Henry ran the length of the pitch to score another spectacular goal were he would celebrate by sliding on his knees in front of the clockend. We won the league in 1971 and 2004
* Tottenham 0–1 Arsenal (3 May 1971)
* Tottenham 1–2 Arsenal (4 March 1987)
* Arsenal 2–1 Tottenham (8 April 2001 at Old Trafford
* Tottenham 2–2 Arsenal (25 April 2004)
* Arsenal 3–1 Tottenham a.e.t (31 January 2007)

Premier League
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Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur[16]
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Date
Score
Home goalscorers
Away goalscorers
Attendance
Highbury
11 May 1993
1–3
Dickov 52′
Sheringham 39′, Hendry46′, 78′
26,393
6 December 1993
1–1
Wright 65′
Anderton 25′
35,669
29 April 1995
1–1
Wright 61′ (pen.)
Klinsmann 74′
38,337
15 April 1996
0–0

 

38,273
24 November 1996
3–1
Wright 28′ (pen.), Adams87′, Bergkamp 89′
Sinton 57′
38,264
30 August 1997
0–0

 

38,102
14 November 1998
0–0

 

38,278
19 March 2000
2–1
Armstrong 20′ (o.g.), Henry 45′ (pen.)
Armstrong 3′
38,131
31 March 2001
2–0
Pirès 70′, Henry 87′

38,121
6 April 2002
2–1
Ljungberg 25′, Lauren 86′ (pen.)
Sheringham 81′ (pen.)
38,186
16 November 2002
3–0
Henry 13′, Ljungberg 55′, Wiltord 71′

38,152
8 November 2003
2–1
Pirès 69′, Ljungberg 79′
Anderton 5′
38,101
25 April 2005
1–0
Reyes 22′

38,147
22 April 2006
1–1
Henry 84′
Keane 66′
38,326
Emirates Stadium
2 December 2006
3–0
Adebayor 20′, Gilberto 42′ (pen.), 72′ (pen.)

60,115
22 December 2007
2–1
Adebayor 47′, Bendtner75′
Berbatov 65′
60,087
29 October 2008
4–4
Silvestre 37′, Gallas 46, Adebayor 64′, van Persie68′
Bentley 13′, Bent 65′, Jenas 89′, Lennon 90′
60,043
31 October 2009
3–0
van Persie 42′, 60′, Fàbregas 43′

60,103
20 November 2010
2–3
Nasri 9′, Chamakh 27′
Bale 50′, van der Vaart 67′ (pen.), Kaboul 86′
60,102
26 February 2012
5–2
Sagna 40′, van Persie 43′, Rosický 51′, Walcott 65′, 68′
Saha 4′, Adebayor 34′ (pen.)
60,106
17 November 2012
5–2
Mertesacker 24′, Podolski42′, Giroud 45′, Cazorla60′, Walcott 90′
Adebayor 10′, Bale 71′
60,111
1 September 2013
1–0
Giroud 23′

60,071
27 September 2014
1–1
Oxlade-Chamberlain 74′
Chadli 56′
59,900
8 November 2015
1–1
Gibbs 77′
Kane 32′
60,060
6 November 2016
1–1
Wimmer 42′ (O.G)
Kane 51′ (pen.)
60,039

In recent years the gap has closed and Tottenham have got the better of us in recent games. Am I worried about Saturday, of course I am. Where we have just stopped and not improved as a team, Tottenham have brought well and have invested in a quality manager. So I’m not confident about the game Saturday, with recent results not going our way either. I would hope that as players that they don’t need to be motivated, the game in itself should be enough motivation. Come Saturday I will be supporting the team more than ever, as I know as a fan how much a win over your neighbors means.

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