Mesut Ozil says that the players can feel the passion ahead of tomorrow’s North London derby, the magnitude of the game not lost on them.
Arsenal currently sit three points ahead of their local rivals, and a win would extend that gap at the top end of the table.
The German has been in excellent form recently, and says that a win for the Gunners would be huge.
“As a player you feel it some days before the game,” he told Arsenal Player.
“You feel the passion, you see the fans and you read in the newspaper that the derby is beginning.
“All the fans want something special, so our job on the pitch is to win the game, to take the three points against Tottenham.
“It would be huge for us to take the three points against them.”
For more on Mesut, today’s Arseblog looks at comparisons between him and Dennis Bergkamp.