'I want to see some fire!'
William Gallas on the NLD
What type of match are you expecting when these two old rivals lock horns at The Emirates Stadium?
I want to see a game that is a fight; a serious battle between two teams that are desperate to win. I haven’t seen a match between Arsenal and Tottenham that has that atmosphere, that level of competition on the pitch, for a very long, long time.
I want to see goals. I want to see players that are fighting. I want to see an electric atmosphere. I want to watch this game in front of my television jumping and shouting – I want to see a crazy game!
This is a north London derby. I don’t want to see players having a laugh and a joke before the game, giving each other a hug! Come on! Stop that. If you want to give your opponent a hug, do it after the game, off the pitch. Before the game, I want to see players who are completely focused on winning the match and their individual duels. I want to see players that are ready to make a difference.
It's been a long time since we’ve seen this type of game. That was the beauty of the Premier League – seeing quality, technically excellent football in a physical environment. That doesn’t happen that often anymore.
I want to see passion channelled in a good way. I don’t want the two teams to try and kill each other but on the pitch.
Arsenal got the better of their old rivals both times last season and have been the better team over the last twelve months. Who do you think will win on Sunday?