Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has claimed that Arsenal have to beat Spurs in Sunday’s North London Derby (via Arsenal.com).
It’s one of the biggest matches of the season for both sets of supporters but this North London Derby is taking on extra significance for Spurs and Arsenal.
The two sides are just three points apart in the Premier League table and the Gunners will leapfrog their opponents with a win.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is playing his first North London Derby at the Emirates and has an impressive derby day record for his previous sides, something he wants to continue on Sunday.
“All players want to play in these types of games,” he told Arsenal.com “We’re playing at home and we have to give a win to our supporters.
“Just when you come on to the pitch and you feel the atmosphere [you know how big it is]. It’s great stuff. It’s like when I played for Dortmund or Saint Etienne before, we had great derbies also and I feel the same now. It’s a lot of excitement and I think these are good games.
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“When you play a derby and you score, it’s really special. As I said before, in the past I’ve played some derbies and I’ve had the chance to score and it was a great feeling. The last derby at Wembley was a bad day for us but we have to change it and win this one.”
It’s going to be a tense match on Sunday. Both sides will enter the pitch on a run of good form with head coach Unai Emery managing the first North London Derby of his career. Hopefully, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang continues his derby day record on Sunday.