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North London derby has special significance for me - Arsenal's Sagna

Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna feels this weekend's North London derby clash with Tottenham holds extra significance for him.

The French full-back suffered a fractured fibula in the White Hart Lane fixture which the Gunners lost 2-1 in early October and has only recently returned to the line-up.

When Arsenal host Spurs at the Emirates on Sunday, Sagna says it will be an extra special moment for him with bouncing back from the absence firmly in his thoughts.

"The first game was a nightmare for me because I got injured and was four months out," he told Arsenal Player.

"This match is a good opportunity to show that I am back and to be decisive even. I would like to win the game because it would be special to me.

"Every game is important but the derby is the killer one. This is one of the biggest games of the season and we know we have to win it. It will give us even more power to move forward.

"We play Tottenham, they are the enemy this weekend and we lost the first game and we want to bounce back from it. For the fans it is even more important because it is a derby and we can't lose."

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