Arsenal’s midfielder Santi Cazorla has told his teammates not to under estimate the threat Tottenham will pose on Sunday.
Spurs manager Andres Villas-Boas will be traveling to the Emirates looking for a win with Cazorla bracing himself for the encounter following Spur’s moves in this summer’s transfer market.
“Tottenham are always in the running to get into the Champions League, to improve every year, and they have strengthened their squad quite well, bringing in Roberto [Soldado], Paulinho, Capoue, so they are a very strong side,” Cazorla told Arsenal’s website.
“Roberto is a very good player, Tottenham have a great signing in him, and he is showing that with goals.
“It is true that Gareth Bale may be departing, but they are still strong, and so we have to match them because it will mean we are fighting for major goals.”
Cazorla, who joined from La Liga side Malaga the previous summer added: “The best memory that I have in the Premier League, my best game in the competition, was the derby at home against Tottenham.
“It was a very good result for us, I scored a goal and the atmosphere that day was amazing. The return leg was not so good [Arsenal lost 2-1 at White Hart Lane] but overall they are very special games.