Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has stated that his side have the advantage of history when they face off against Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend, as reported by the Daily Star.
Saturday sees the first north London derby of the new season, which takes place at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal’s fierce rivals Spurs have not finished above the Reds in the Premier League since 1995, and have only managed to win one game away from home against Arsenal in that period of time as well.
This is why Wenger believes his side has the mental advantage, because history is on their side.
Wenger said: “For me a competition is always a new start. The next game is important.
“After that, the history can make you feel a bit stronger, yes, but let’s not be fooled.
“What’s important is how well we turn up with our performance tomorrow.”
Both clubs have struggled to get their fluidity together since the start of the season, although Arsenal did manage a 3-0 win against the previously undefeated Aston Villa last weekend at Villa Park.
Arsenal still lack star striker Olivier Giroud, although Danny Welbeck scored his first goal for his new side since his £16 million transfer last weekend.