Dier has claimed league positions are irrelevant when it comes to the north London derby.
He told Sky Sports: "They're going through a bit of a difficult period but in these games it doesn't really matter, who is where in the table is irrelevant.
"We know how much of a difficult game it's going to be, how much the game means for us as players and for the fanbase and the club.
"The position in the table is irrelevant and I think it's very early on in the season for both teams.
"It's going to be a great game either way and one we're really looking forward to."