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.