Tottenham Hotspur cannot afford to do what they did last weekend against Arsenal today

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Tottenham Hotspur will entertain Arsenal at White Hart Lane today in what promises to be a hugely entertaining North London derby.

Tottenham Hotspur will head into Saturday’s North London derby against Arsenal full of confidence.

Not only are Spurs very much in the running for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season, but they are also on a great run of form.

Last weekend Tottenham eased past West Bromwich Albion 3-0 at The Hawthorns, thanks to goals from Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane (two).

Although it was one of Spurs' more comprehensive wins of the campaign, a certain remark from Eriksen could be worrying.

After the game, the Denmark international playmaker told Spurs TV: “Overall, I thought we played really well.

“We started sharp, created good chances and scored two early goals. After that, perhaps we relaxed a little too much but then we played much better in the second half.”

Tottenham ‘relaxed’ after going 2-0 up against the Baggies, and this is something they cannot afford to do against Arsenal.

It was France international goalkeeper Hugo Lloris who made sure that Spurs did not concede against West Brom, making two outstanding saves when the North London club were two goals to the good.

West Brom are a much weaker opposition than Arsenal, and Spurs need to be focused for the entire 90 minutes in order to pick up the three points.

There can be no room to relax for Tottenham even after if they go 2-0 up inside 15 minutes, as they did against the Baggies away from home.

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