Arsenal travel to Tottenham on Sunday, having not won an away game against their fierce rivals since 2015, leaving Gunners legend Ian Wright feeling nervous ahead of the clash

Ian Wright has admitted he is nervous about Arsenal's trip to Tottenham

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has joked the Gunners will start their North London Derby clash with Tottenham already being 1-0 down.

Mikel Arteta’s men travel to Spurs on Sunday evening, with a win taking them eight points clear at the top of the Premier League. But they have a wretched record at Tottenham’s new stadium, with their nightmare at that ground in May still fresh in their memories.

Added to their history at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is the form of Harry Kane, who has scored 15 goals in 18 Premier League games this season. The Englishman has a stellar record against the Gunners, notching 14 goals in 16 top-flight games against them.

Only Everton and Leicester City have seen Kane score more goals against them than Arsenal. And his record has left Wright feeling nervous ahead of Sunday’s huge derby day clash.

“I’m nervous. For me, this is a game Arsenal need to win. In a season where Arsenal are striving to win the title, I believe they need to win this game. And it’s against our biggest rivals,” he told the Wrighty’s House podcast.

“We’re already going into the game 1-0 down because Harry Kane always scores against us. All I want is for us to start well and to put that Tottenham defence under pressure, to put everyone past that front four under pressure.

Tottenham are chasing a spot in the Champions League

Wright believes Harry Kane is certain to score against Arsenal ( 

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“Because if Spurs’ front four starts to click, they are going to cause Arsenal problems. I’m very nervous, simply because I know we have to win.

“When you’re going into a title challenge and you’re up there, there’s certain games you can’t lose and I think this is one of them. But overall, it’s a game I do believe we are going to win.”

While Wright is feeling nervous, Gunners boss Arteta is relishing the trip to Tottenham. The Spaniard warned his side the game will be one of the biggest of their season as they have the chance to pull away from their title rivals.

“I just love it – that’s the reason why we’re here, to play these kinds of games. It’s one of the biggest games of the season for us. We know how much it means for us right now and how much it means to our people as well,” he said.


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