Bale: We want victory for our fans
The north London derby is not a match for the faint hearted.
But after last weekend's loss to Manchester City, Gareth Bale believes a clash with our fierce rivals is exactly what the team needs to get back on track.
"It’s almost the perfect situation," the winger told tottenhamhotspur.com.
"All form goes out of the window in the derby; we’ll go out there to play for the fans and try to go out for a victory.
"You step onto the pitch and feel the atmosphere around you. It’s a great day and hopefully we’ll come out on top. The lads concentrate on the game and try to treat it as just another game, but we know how important it is for the fans."
Gareth has played a big part in the last two matches against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium - scoring in the 3-2 victory in 2010 before winning a penalty in last year's encounter - and he is hoping to play his part in this season's fixture.
"If you score a goal, the noise and energy around the stadium gives you a lift and keeps you going. I did it before and I'm looking to trying to do the same again."