David Seaman insists North London derby win can resurrect Arsenal title challenge

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The former Gunners goalkeeper says that victory over Tottenham would be the perfect time and way for the Gunners to gain the upper hand.

Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman has insisted that the club's title challenge is not dead, telling the Press Association that victory in Saturday's North London derby against Tottenham would undo any damage done by consecutive defeats.

The Gunners face Spurs at White Hart Lane knowing that victory would haul them level on points with their arch-rivals and could see them move back within three points of top spot in the Premier League if Leicester City lose at Watford.

In contrast, defeat at the home of their opponents would leave them trailing six points behind Mauricio Pochettino's side and could leave them nine points off the pace at the top.

Arsene Wenger's side are winless in four in all competitions and have lost ground in their challenge for a first league title in 12 years by suffering back-to-back defeats against Manchester United and Swansea City.

However, Seaman is adamant that all hope is far from lost but acknowledges that the club must win the derby if they are to get back on track.

He told the PA: "All that happened this week was that we lost one extra point to Leicester. We had a bad result; luckily everyone around us got beaten so we didn't lose too much ground.

"Losing three on the trot is not the best, but what better way to get your confidence up than by going to White Hart Lane and beating Tottenham? Forget what's gone on, focus on Saturday and a chance of gaining points on the teams above you.

"Their confidence is low, it will be low, but what a great opportunity on Saturday against Spurs. We need a win on Saturday, big time."

Seaman knows all about playing in a successful Arsenal side, having won three top-flight titles and four FA Cups in his time at Highbury.

The former England man played 562 competitive matches in 13 seasons with the North London club, also winning 75 caps for his country.

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