Arsenal captain Van Persie: We'll prove superior to Tottenham

Arsenal captain Robin van Persie is adamant they'll prove themselves superior to Tottenham in their derby clash.

Arsenal captain Robin van Persie is adamant they'll prove themselves superior to Tottenham in their derby clash.

Van Persie is adamant Arsenal can prove they are still the best team in North London — despite their rivals' huge lead over them.

He said: "What better way to set things straight again than to beat Spurs?

"I'd rather be playing them now than on any other day, and we know that a win is absolutely vital.

"I don't think anybody would deny that Spurs have a really good side — and they've added consistency this season.

"They're winning the tougher games and, as a result, have made that next step towards the top teams.

"Spurs have invested a lot of money over the past few years, and when you look at the figures it's reflected in their league position.

"Quality players like Rafa van der Vaart, Manu Adebayor, Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Aaron Lennon will win you games when the going gets difficult — any one of them can step up and make the difference at a given time."

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