By Russell Edge
Former Tottenham and Arsenal defender Sol Campbell has backed Arsenal to triumph over their local rivals in this weekend’s North London Derby.
Second placed Tottenham come into this game knowing that victory would keep the pressure on league leaders Chelsea in their hunt to secure a first Premier League title.
Arsenal meanwhile will be hoping for a win that edges them closer to the top four, as they look to recover from a disappointing spell of the season which has left them sixth, five points off fourth placed Manchester City.
However, Campbell, who made over 100 appearances for both sides, believes it will be the red half of North London celebrating come full time.
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The 73-times-capped England international says he believes that the Gunners’ extra time win over Manchester City in the FA Cup semi final will prove to be the catalyst for the rest of their season.
Alexis Sanchez scored just after the 100th minute to set up a FA Cup final with fellow London side Chelsea at Wembley in May.
“Nicking that goal against Man City to get to the final, I think that will buoy them up on confidence,” Campbell told BetStars.
Tottenham go into the match knowing that victory would ensure that the White Hart Lane side will finish above their North London rivals for the first time since the 1994/95 season.
In other Tottenham news, Graeme Le Saux has given his verdict on the derby and the club’s title chances.