What the papers say: Arsenal aim for North London unbeaten record

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The Sun - Arshavin in gear for Gunners
ARSENE WENGER is ready to hand Andrey Arshavin a place on the bench against Spurs.


The Daily Mirror - My lucky shin pads will bring another goal against Tottenham
Striker Emmanuel Adebayor is determined to carry on his amazing goalscoring record against Tottenham - thanks to his lucky shin pads.

The Daily Mail - The Saturday Interview: Robin Van Persie - the artist who draws the best out of Arsenal
Robin Van Persie tackles the topics of discussion two by two. He reflects on the two creative parents who passed on a gene he believes has defined him as a footballer. On the two weeks he spent in a Rotterdam jail.

Arsene Wenger could be ready to hand new signing Andrei Arshavin his debut in Sunday's north London derby at Tottenham - and declared Arsenal had "nothing to hide" over the Russian's protracted transfer.

The Times - Arsene Wenger reminds rivals of long unbeaten run
Tottenham Hotspur will first need to win the mind games if they are to beat Arsenal tomorrow. Tottenham have not beaten Arsène Wenger's team in the Premier League for almost ten years and the Arsenal manager believes that the Tottenham players have a mental block when facing their North London rivals. 

The Independent - Wenger admits Arsenal are lacking confidence
There have been many ups and downs in Arsène Wenger's reign at Arsenal but few of the bad experiences have come against Tottenham Hotspur. Unbeaten in the last 18 league games against his local rivals, Wenger said yesterday that in his time at Arsenal, Spurs has never been the critical match of the season but neither side could afford to lose tomorrow.

The Daily Telegraph - Arsene Wenger confident of keeping Tottenham down
For a derby fixture, Tottenham's Premier League record against Arsenal shows a remarkable bias. So when Arsenal arrive at White Hart Lane on Sunday seeking a club record-equalling 19th consecutive game without loss against their closest rivals, Arsene Wenger's claim, that it has become psychological, should be believed.

The Guardian - Eboué rises again after his nightmare at the Emirates
For Emmanuel Eboué, the path to salvation was revealed when an expensive car pulled up outside his Hertfordshire home. Out jumped his three closest friends at Arsenal, and Kolo Touré, Emmanuel Adebayor and Alex Song were intent on dragging him back towards the light.

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