While The Gunners are unbeaten and level at the top of the table, Spurs are in 14th place having won just one of their opening five games.
Dawson knows the fans will be appeased with success against Arsene Wenger's troops and says defeat is not an option.
"We know what that game means to the club," he stated. "We need to get something out of it.
"It has been a disappointing start and we have to pick things up quickly."