Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has revealed that he loves playing in North London derbies and admits that the games are magical.
The Emirates Stadium will play host to the first North London derby of the season come Sunday as Tottenham Hotspur go up against their fiercest-rivals Arsenal looking for some revenge after the last two games played at the 60,000-seater.
For the last two seasons, Spurs have lost 5-2 away to The Gunners and have finished both games with 10 men, but after a summer filled with big-money spent, they will be feeling more confident this time around.
Despite the mega-spending of Tottenham, Sagna is confident that it will be Arsenal who get the three points come Sunday evening.
“Of course he was really important for their team but they have many other players,” the right back said. “Most of them play for their national teams and we know it is not going to be easy but at the same time we believe it is down to us to play our football.
“As I have said before, we can beat anyone. We have very talented players who are young and motivated.
“This game is one of the highlights of the season because it is a derby – we know how important it is for the fans, the club and the players to win it. The atmosphere is just magic and it will be even more magic if we win on Sunday.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt