Mauricio Pochettino responds when asked if Tottenham are favourites to beat Arsenal

Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (L) and Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino greet before the English Premier League football match between Tottenham...

Tottenham Hotspur will welcome Arsenal to Wembley on Saturday.

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and...

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino addressed the media today, ahead of his side's clash with the Gunners at Wembley on Saturday, and responded when asked which team heads into the game as favourites to win, as quoted by Football.London.

Tottenham currently sit in fifth position in the Premier League table, one place and four points ahead of Arsenal, so Saturday's game will be a vitally important one for both sides.

Arsene Wenger's side were far too strong for Pochettino's men when the two sides met at the Emirates in the reverse fixture three months ago, so the Lilywhites will be desperate for revenge at Wembley.

Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal and Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Htspur embrace after during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at White Hart...

The Gunners look like a totally different proposition with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the side, and Spurs will have to be weary of the threat that the visitors will likely pose.

Tottenham are the bookies favourites, with SkyBET offering even money for a home win, but Pochettino does not subscribe to that notion.

The 45-year-old told reporters how there is no separating the two sides as they head into Saturday's derby, as quoted by Football.London:

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"No. There's not a favourite, all my respect to Arsenal because in the Arsene Wenger era, only last year we finished above them. You need to respect that during more than 20 years, they were always above. You need to respect a team always above you. Only last season we were above them. It's not to be focused on them. There's no one favourite - both teams have qualities, they're powerful and they can win games."

Tottenham have only finished above Arsenal once during Wenger's reign as Gunners boss, so they still have some work to do before they can shrug off their inferiority complex.

The game kicks off at 12:30 and can be seen exclusively live on BT Sport.

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