However, last year the Gunners stormed back from a similar position to pip Spurs to third, but Assou-Ekotto is adamant that his side has to forget about their neighbours.
"I don't care, and I think we shouldn't care about the other teams," Assou-Ekotto told Sky Sports News.
"We have to be focused only on ourselves, and have a target not to lose any games. The point against United might be important at the end of the season."
Spurs travel to face Leeds United in the FA Cup on Sunday.