Tottenham have extra ‘hatred’ for Chelsea than Arsenal.
That’s in accordance with former Spurs striker Darren Bent, who performed in opposition to each the Gunners and Blues throughout his two-year spell at White Hart Lane.
Forward of Sunday’s north London derby, Bent revealed he all the time felt extra rigidity when lining up in opposition to Chelsea gamers than Arsenal stars.
And he might have a degree with Chelsea’s ill-tempted match in opposition to Tottenham in 2016, which value Spurs the Premier League title, being often known as the ‘Battle of the Bridge’ the place 12 gamers had been booked.
And Arsenal fan Bent instructed talkSPORT: “Spurs and Arsenal followers will all the time say it’s concerning the north London derby.
“However I felt once I stood within the tunnel subsequent to Chelsea at Spurs, there was extra hatred between the gamers and supporters.
“The north London derby is huge and most Spurs followers will say it’s all about Arsenal.
“However as gamers, at instances, we’d line up within the tunnel in opposition to Chelsea and there was an actual hatred there.”
Arsenal are seven factors behind Tottenham heading into this weekend’s Premier League conflict.
Mikel Arteta’s aspect might want to reduce out any defensive errors if they’re to face an opportunity of lowering the hole on their rivals.
Granit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos have dedicated errors resulting in targets in back-to-back video games in opposition to Burnley and Olympiakos, respectively.
Bent added: “In the event that they’re going to play out from the again, I perceive it. It appears to be the trendy means of taking part in.
“However there’s a time the place simply because everyone seems to be doing it and it seems to be good, you don’t must do it. If it’s there to be cleared, clear it.
“You have a look at Arsenal in Europe final evening, the place does the [Olympiakos] purpose come from?
“They’re taking part in it to Ceballos in midfield, he didn’t even verify his shoulder, he didn’t look, loses possession… one shot and it’s a purpose.”