By Amir Mir
Thierry Henry has stated that if he was playing Tottenham on Sunday afternoon then he would wake up thinking “this is my day”.
The former Premier League striker was talking from the viewpoint of Arsenal, who play their north London rivals at the weekend in what will be a mouthwatering encounter.
Arsene Wenger’s side have had a poor Premier League campaign, particularly away from home where they have lost a number of big matches.
Adding Arsenal’s poor away record into context and Spurs current title charge, Henry has revealed what he would be thinking if he was travelling to White Hart Lane.
“If I was playing, going to the Lane, the way it is at the minute and people thought we (Arsenal) can not win any big games away from home, I would wake up that day thinking ‘this is my day today’,” Henry told Sky Sports News HQ on Wednesday afternoon.
Henry will be very familiar with north London derbies as he scored five goals against Tottenham during his playing days.
He will now be hoping that Wenger’s team can ruin Spurs’ title party when the duo meet at the weekend.
Before they clash, they must take on their respective opponents on Wednesday night as they search for much-needed momentum going into the derby.
Arsenal will play Leicester City, while Mauricio Pochettino’s side will travel to Crystal Palace, who recently beat Liverpool away from home.
There is no doubt that Tottenham have had the better season than their rivals in the Premier League, with Spurs currently leading the Gunners by 14 points in the table.
However, it is more likely that Arsenal will be the ones lifting silverware at the end of the season after they reached the final of the FA Cup on Sunday while their neighbours were knocked out by Chelsea.
In other Tottenham news, Tim Sherwood has delivered a damning verdict on Spurs when comparing them to their title rivals.