Liverpool legend Alan Hansen believes that Arsenal will have no problem overcoming Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
Arsenal lie in third with Spurs fourth, but the pair are separated only by goal difference – though the Gunners have the luxury of a game in hand.
"Despite Spurs' obvious improvements I believe Arsenal will be too strong this weekend," Hansen told footballpools.com.
"They offer so many different
threats going forward as well as real danger at set-pieces with William
Gallas and Thomas Vermaelen weighing in with plenty of goals already.
"Their record against their
neighbours cannot be ignored. After all, they are unbeaten in their
last 19 Premier League north London derbies.
"In fact, Spurs have not
beaten the Gunners in a league match since November 1999 and their last
away league win at Arsenal came way back in May 1993.
"Unfortunately for Spurs, their wait for an away win against their neighbours is set to continue."
Adithya Ananth, Goal.com UK