Former France international striker Thierry Henry has suggested in The Sun that Tottenham Hotspur playing on Thursday will give Arsenal an advantage in the North London today.
Arsenal will host Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium in what promises to be a fierce Premier League encounter.
“Whenever Arsenal are facing Spurs it seems they are always going into the game on the back of a bad result,” Arsenal legend Henry wrote in The Sun.
“It will be a difficult game because their rivals are also on a good run. But playing on Thursday night is a killer and that will help Arsenal.”
Arsenal will head into the game on the back of a humiliating 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich away from home in Germany in the Champions League Group F.
The Gunners played on Wednesday evening, while Tottenham were in action on Thursday evening.
Spurs got the better of Belgian giants Anderlecht 2-1 at White Hart Lane in the Europa League Group J.
While many will suggest that Tottenham will suffer from tiredness having played on Thursday, the truth is that this is a derby and all the players will be fired up.
Arsenal are second in the Premier League table at the moment, while Spurs are sixth.