Having gone unbeaten in 21 meetings in all competitions against Tottenham between 1999 and 2008, Arsenal have lost twice in their last six games against their local rivals, winning just once in that period.
"It does hurt as it's been a long time since that happened". The Frenchman returned to the club after picking up a knock during France's 2-0 win over Wales and is now a doubt for the game against Spurs.
"They have got a really good squad, an excellent manager in Pochettino and they are great to watch".
Arsenal have been handed a major boost ahead of their clash against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday (18 November) with Danny Welbeck expected to be available after returning to full training during the global break.
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Despite the one injury boost of Vertonghen's returning fitness, it looks like Spurs will have to do without his defensive partner in Toby Alderweireld due to the troublesome hamstring injury he picked up in the 3-1 win victory over Real Madrid in the Champions League. The Premier League legend Ryan Giggs thinks that Pochettino's side can now claim to be the Kings of North London.
"Form often goes out of the window with derbies but Arsenal have tended to dominate, so Tottenham are naturally relishing getting some revenge".
"They've been there in the last few years so now I think they have to make sure they win something to show the progression", he was quoted as saying by the Mirror.
So if the Gunners don't beat Tottenham this weekend, will that confirm that Giggsy is right, and Spurs have resigned St. Totteringham's Day to the bin for the forseeable future?