It goes without saying that every north London derby means a great deal to fans of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
But Sunday’s clash has far wider implications in what is shaping up to be an intriguing top four battle in the Premier League.
Arsenal, nudged out of the Champions League spot by West Ham’s midweek win, sit fifth with 35 points. Spurs are breathing down their neck in sixth with 33 points and two games in hand.
So Antonio Conte’s team have the incentive of overtaking their bitter…