Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas knows how important their clash is with Arsenal.

Spurs have not finished above Arsenal in the league during Arsene Wenger's near 17-year reign as Gunners boss.

And AVB admits it would be a huge breakthrough if they pull it off this season.

But Arsenal have been a thorn in Villas-Boas' side - his Chelsea team lost 5-3 at home last season and Spurs crashed 5-2 at the Emirates in November.

He said: "There is a demand from everybody to achieve success in the fixture against Arsenal, independent of whatever position you finish in the league.

"Both teams will be up for it, it's definitely a special game."