Walcott: Arsenal remain superior to Tottenham

Theo Walcott insists Arsenal remain superior to Tottenham ahead of the North London derby.

Theo Walcott insists Arsenal remain superior to Tottenham ahead of the North London derby.

Gareth Bale’s imminent £86million departure to Real Madrid has funded a massive spending spree by Andre Villas-Boas.

Asked if Tottenham are now superior, he said: “Not at all. I feel we’re very, very strong. Everyone makes out our squad is very weak and there are not many of us but I think we showed in the last few games that we bounced back from a bad result in the first match [the 3-1 defeat against Aston Villa] and proved a lot of people wrong.

“Every club are different and they invested their money very well. For us players we just want to do a job on Sunday, we don’t care if they have brought in £30m stars.

“They have some very good players and a very good manager but we need to make sure we focus on ourselves. The way we’re playing at the moment we believe we can beat anyone.

“It’s a massive game and I always enjoy them. The fans make it very special. It’s very early in the season considering there is an England game coming up but us players love it and it’s a fixture I always look at straight away.

“Tottenham are playing very good stuff at the moment but we are looking very sharp so for the neutral it’s going to be a pretty impressive spectacle.”

 
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