The upcoming north London derby includes a pair of squads on the fringes of the highest 4 race

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has mentioned each rivals of this weekend’s North London derby have been disappointments this yr, which places means extra than simply desk positioning shall be on the road this weekend.

The London sides gained simply in Europa League last-16 motion on Thursday, however the Premier League has been a harder setting for them.

Spurs sit in seventh place, whereas the Gunners are right down to 10th. They’ve been higher of late, nonetheless, and neither have misplaced in March.

What has been mentioned?

“It’s not essential to see the desk,” Lloris instructed BT Sport. “It’s a sport about pleasure, much more as a result of each groups should not on the place we anticipated. However we nonetheless have one thing to play for as a result of there’s nonetheless 11 video games to go.”

Added winger Erik Lamela: “It’s a large sport and we’re excited and we are going to take it like it’s a derby. We all know find out how to play these video games. We’re prepared.”

Latest derby historical past

Tottenham have owned the rivalry over the previous couple of years, going unbeaten throughout their previous 5 conferences with Arsenal in all competitions.

That features a 2-Zero conquer the Gunners in December, when Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane scored.

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