He told the official Spurs website: "This match means everything. Arsenal are still our biggest rivals and even though the make-up of the team has changed, whenever I hear them speak it's still the big game.
"For us, going into a home game, we're playing well enough but the results could have been better so taking everything into account, it's a very big game for us.
"We want the three points and that would be the same whatever the opposition at home.
"We're a formidable outfit at home and whoever it would be, we'd be looking for the three points.
"Arsenal are a very good side and have showed that this season but we go into this game with the excitement of wanting and trying to win it."