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Emery says Spurs have the edge

2nd December 2018, 08:57 by Michael Holland

Tottenham are better than Arsenal right now, according to Unai Emery as he prepares for his first north London derby today.

After replacing Arsene Wenger in the summer, Emery has started his tenure as Gunners' head coach with some positive performances and is enjoying an 18-match unbeaten streak heading into his first taste of derby-day in England.

Emery's Arsenal will leapfrog their neighbours in the table if they win at the Emirates Stadium, but the Spaniard believes Spurs have the edge over the Gunners at the moment.

"The Seville derby is very, very passionate," the former Sevilla coach said. "I lived different derbies like Real Sociedad v Athletic Bilbao, like CSKA Moscow v Spartak, PSG v Olympique Marseille.

"Sevilla v Betis is with the passion because they are two teams with very big and passionate supporters and here in England I think I am going to live Sunday the first derby and think it is similar with the passion.

"Sometimes in the history, Sevilla is better and sometimes Betis are better. I think here it is the same.

"At the moment, Tottenham is better than us in the table and better than us last year but in history Arsenal is better at other moments than Tottenham."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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