Arsene Wenger has been speaking to the matchday programme about what he expects from Tottenham on Sunday in the north London derby.

With the sides close in the league, the game is an excellent chance for Arsenal to end the only unbeaten run left in the Premier League to celebrate Invincibles Day, but Wenger knows it won’t be an easy game.

Spurs have won only one of their last five games against Arsenal, and only two of their last five Premier League games against all opposition, but form means little in a derby.

“Tottenham have always had good teams and it’s always been a special battle against them,” Wenger said.

“In the end we just managed to get in front of them last season but in the past few years it’s been very tight and that makes it interesting as well.

“They have a dynamic team that is physically strong, so they try to play at a high intensity, to close you down. In terms of their attacking threats, Walker and Rose have done very well from full back.

“Then there’s the likes of Janssen and Lamela plus Eriksen, who is mainly a provider, and Son, who has scored some goals recently. So they have plenty of dangerous players, but I think that’s why the response we have to give is more collective than a focus on any individual.

“We have to get out of pressure situations and play our football – the quality and intelligence of our passing has to be dominant on the day.

“It’s another opportunity to show that we have an interesting role to play in this season’s Premier League, and that we can win these kind of games too.”

These comments were obviously written at the start of the week as Spurs will be without Lamela who misses the game with a hip injury.

Wenger also doesn’t mention Harry Kane, who has been out since September with a knee problem. He is expected to be involved on Sunday after returning to training,