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Mikel Arteta: 'Tottenham at home is the most special game of the season'

Mikel Arteta: 'Tottenham at home is the most special game of the season'
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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta hails the visit of Tottenham Hotspur as "the most special game" of the Gunners' season ahead of Sunday's North London derby.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has described the visit of Tottenham Hotspur as "the most special game" in the Gunners' season.

Nuno Espirito Santo's side will visit the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon for the North London derby, which will mark Arteta's first such fixture at the Emirates will a full contingent of fans.

After confirming that all players should be fit and available for the encounter, Arteta took the opportunity to hail Sunday's game as a momentous one in Arsenal's calendar.

Speaking to the media ahead of the North London derby, Arteta said: "It's the most special game of the season at home. We know how much it means. I will make sure they [the players] understand what it means."

The Gunners enter the derby having just trounced AFC Wimbledon 3-0 in the EFL Cup following back-to-back Premier League wins over Burnley and Norwich City.

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