Michael Dawson relishing North London derby clash

Spurs' Michael Dawson in action against Colchester during a friendly match on July 19, 2013
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Michael Dawson says that Tottenham Hotspur look strong ahead of their North London derby with Arsenal this weekend.

Tottenham Hotspur captain Michael Dawson has admitted that he is looking forward to facing rivals Arsenal in the North London derby this weekend.

Spurs go into the match with their neighbours with back-to-back 1-0 victories courtesy of the penalty spot, having beaten Swansea City at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Dawson, whose side make the trip to the Emirates on Sunday, feels that the team are going into the clash in good form.

"We're full of confidence and we go there looking strong," Dawson told reporters.

"We know next week is going to be a tough game because it's a north London derby but it's one we're looking forward to and we go there full of confidence."

Spurs currently sit third in the Premier League table.

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