The Gunners visit Spurs today.
"It is a fantastic occasion - always was to play in these games," the former midfielder told Spurs TV.
"I don't think there is much blood and thunder these days - I want it to be more of that.
"I think that gives us the edge. We are possibly more functional than they are, but if they get into their stride we know they can be very dangerous, so we need to knock them off their stride."
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