Ray Parlour believes the north London derby has regained its position as Arsenal’s most important fixture – because of Tottenham’s renaissance in recent years.
The Gunners legend played during an era where matches with Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea made up the biggest games of the season.
But, ahead of the Premier League fixture between the pair this Sunday, Parlour claims the match against Spurs is all-important for Arsene Wenger’s men.
“During my time as a player Tottenham wasn’t our big game, it was always the matches against Manchester United,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “But now Arsenal v Tottenham has become a massive game because of how well Spurs are doing.
“They are trying to finish above Arsenal so it’s a massive game for both sides.
“It’s bigger for Arsenal than it is for Spurs. Tottenham will be happy to get a point. If you look at the league they’re four points clear. If they can keep that gap going towards the end of the season, then they’ll be delighted.”