Tottenham are better than Arsenal ahead of derby clash - Unai Emery
Arsenal manager Unai Emery says that rivals Tottenham are currently better than his own side, ahead of the North London derby on Sunday.
Emery replaced Arsene Wenger this season and has taken the team on an 18-match unbeaten streak. But now he faces his friend Mauricio Pochettino, who he came up against while a manager in Spain, he insists the Gunners are the underdogs.
"The Seville derby is very, very passionate," the former Sevilla coach said. "I lived different derbies like Real Sociedad vs. Athletic Bilbao, like CSKA Moscow vs. Spartak, PSG vs. Olympique Marseille.
"Sevilla vs. Betis is with the passion because they are two teams with very big and passionate supporters and here in England I think I am going to live Sunday the first derby and think it is similar with the passion.
"Sometimes in the history, Sevilla is better and sometimes Betis are better. I think here it is the same.
"At the moment, Tottenham is better than us in the table and better than us last year but in history Arsenal is better at other moments that Tottenham.
"I think we are going to live with two [sets of] supporters and I think it will be a very good atmosphere.
"The first match is in our stadium and with our supporters and we want on Sunday to give them the best performance and can give them our energy and our things on the pitch to help them push us."