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Jermain Defoe was complementary about the Gunners

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Tottenham star Jermain Defoe is looking forward to taking on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday but knows it will be a big test for his side.

The Spurs striker is hoping to complete the first double over their fierce rivals for the first time since 1992/93, after Tottenham beat the Gunners 2-1 at White Hart Lane.

“It’s going to be a difficult game but I’m confident, obviously, with the way we’re playing,” he told radio station LBC 97.3.

“We’ve got a really strong squad now and everyone’s playing well.

“Everyone’s firing and team spirit is fantastic which I think is always important if you want to try to achieve something.

“We’ve got a great chance to go there and get three points.”

Defoe also feels that the derby means more to Arsenal because of how the two clubs respective seasons have gone – Tottenham lead the Gunners by 10 points in the Premier League.

“It means more to Arsenal than us obviously because of the way things have gone for them this season,” he said.

“I think it’s been a lot of ups and downs, where at the beginning they didn’t start too well, then they picked it up and then they’ve had a little blip again.

“I’ve always said they’re a good team.

“You can’t write Arsenal off. In football it’s always the next game, you can change it in the next one. And I think, playing against us, it’ll be a different Arsenal from what people have seen over the last few weeks.”

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Tottenham Hotspur

Nickname: The Lilywhites.

Ground: White Hart Lane (capacity 36,310).

Founded: 1882.

Honours: First Division (until 1992) and Premier League: 1951, 1961

Second Division: 1920, 1950.

Southern League: 1900.

FA Cup: 1901, 1921, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1981, 1982, 1991.

League Cup: 1971, 1973, 1999, 2008.

Uefa Cup: 1972, 1984.

Cup Winners’ Cup: 1963.

Leading goalscorers: Jimmy Greaves, 379.

Leading appearances: Steve Perryman, 854.