Arsenal star said watching was harder than playing.
Injured Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil said he found it tougher watching the North London Derby than playing for his side.
The record signing is yet to start a game against Spurs, having signed a day after the game in September, and coming on as a late substitute in the FA Cup in January.
It is therefore of great satisfaction to fans of Arsenal that they have managed to beat their rivals on each occasion without their record signing.
Tottenham's record buy Erik Lamela was missing yesterday, just as he was in January - the 22-year-old is yet to feature in 2014.
Ozil is currently recuperating from his hamstring injury in Germany, posting a photo last night of himself socialising with international teammate and Bayern star Jerome Boateng.
What the side have shown is that they can cope well without him, and he is going to have to work even harder when he returns to show why he deserves to be an automatic pick for the club.