Arsene Wenger is a special manager, says Mauricio Pochettino

Ben Davies and Kieran Trippier of Tottenham Hotspur warm up prior to the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium on November 1
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17 November, 2017

Arsenal will try to end their six-game winless run against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League when the two teams meet at the Emirates Stadium in the north London derby on Saturday.

He now feels confident that Tottenham will resist any more major players leaving, and believes they are staying on course for sustained success.

Tottenham finished ahead of Arsenal for the first time in 22 years when they claimed second spot in the Premier League last season, while the Gunners missed out on a place in the Champions League by ending the campaign in fifth place.

Spurs, meanwhile, haven't been particularly successful against Arsenal away from home.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will be able to choose a starting XI from a full deck against Arsenal after players on global duty returned unscathed and those who withdrew from their country's squads resumed training.

"No, not at all", he said, when asked if he thought Arsenal will be the underdog on Saturday.

Tottenham's Harry Kane ranks third all time in north London derby goals.

"I think Tottenham are a good side but we have the quality to win this game and that's what we want to show".

Ben Davies and Kieran Trippier of Tottenham Hotspur warm up prior to the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium on November 1
Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal are not the underdogs ahead of north London derby against Tottenham

"For 20 years", Wenger said, before smiling.

So, it's mixed news for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal. That might not happen this season.

Victories over Real Madrid and Crystal Palace ahead of the worldwide break have left Mauricio Pochettino's side in a good position in both the Premier League and Champions League as they look to push on from their encouraging finishes to the past two campaigns.

It means the manager, who has not lost a league game against Arsene Wenger in his three years at the helm, will have to decide whether to give youngster Harry Winks a starting place in place of the more experienced Mousa Dembele and whether Danny Rose has done enough to push Ben Davies out of the side. We must respect them.

The Gunners have won more trophies in recent seasons, but Sherwood insists his old side are close to winning silverware.

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Meetings between the two teams in the Premier League have resulted in an average of 2.82 goals per game, with both teams scoring in five of the last six contests.

Arsenal's record signing has only completed 90 minutes once since his summer arrival but Wenger says there is no lack of trust.

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