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Harry can't wait

Posted on 29 October 2008  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp is relishing the prospect of his first North London derby - just five days after taking over as manager.

Harry can't wait

Harry Redknapp is relishing the prospect of his first North London derby - just five days after taking over as manager.

We travel to the Emirates for the Barclays Premier League clash kicking-off at 8pm this evening.

It looks a tall order on paper with the Gunners finding form and us remaining at the foot of the table but the lads go into the game with renewed confidence following victory over Bolton on Sunday.

"I'm looking forward to it," stated Harry. "There is a great atmosphere at the Emirates, it's an amazing stadium and they are a great football team.

"Arsenal have top players, so have we but it's on the pitch where we've got to close the gap. You can talk about traditions or whatever, but it's about now and we've got to look to close the gap. You do that by performing.

"It's about getting the best out of the lads and confidence. Life is about confidence. Whatever you do in life, if you are not confident you don't perform. It's up to me to get the confidence running through the players and if I can get that instilled you'll see a team that will really play."