It's third v fourth in the North London derby on Saturday and having seen Spurs make a positive start to the season, Arsenal will be hoping to open up a three-point lead over Tottenham with a win on Saturday.

To get a White Hart Lane perspective on the game, Arsenal.com caught up with Ben Pearce of the Tottenham Journal.

FOCUS - THE STORY SO FAR

THE STORY SO FAR
Compared to last season there is a world of difference. Obviously they slipped against Stoke last week but the better team lost that day. Hopefully that is out of the system now. They can look at their League position - up with Arsenal, ahead of Liverpool - and say they deserve to be where they are.

FOCUS - THE MAN IN CHARGE

THE MAN IN CHARGE
It is amazing the number of things Harry Redknapp has done. In a year he has taken them from a position where they had two points from eight games to a spot in the top four. The key thing, according to Harry himself, has been how has done in the transfer market.

FOCUS - NEW FACES

NEW FACES
Juande Ramos was buying a lot from abroad whereas Harry has bought a lot of people he has managed before and he knew could handle the Premier League - Defoe, Crouch and Krancjar. Even people like Palacios had been at Wigan. They know the Premier League and have played against these teams before. Also the new players are better than the ones they had before. They have traded up in a lot of position. Mostly the new signings have been banging in the goals.

FOCUS - SADLY MISSED

SADLY MISSED
Spurs can look at Arsenal's squad and their own and really ask are we any weaker? But they problem is they have key players out for this game. Jermain Defoe (suspended) and Aaron Lennon (ankle) are out while Luka Modric (broken leg) has been missing for a few weeks. They are three very important attacking players. The question is how they cope without them.

FOCUS - THE ONE TO WATCH

THE ONE TO WATCH
Everyone talked about Defoe after his hat-trick at the start of the season against Hull. He was the main man, scored a few goals for England and people were discussing him winning the Golden Boot. But since then Robbie Keane scored four against Burnley and Peter Crouch got a hat-trick against Preston. He has been playing well and was very unlucky not to get on the scoresheet against Stoke or Hull. And, of course, everyone forgets about Roman Pavlyuchencko. He is a world class international forward and I am sure he will be involved if Spurs are behind or drawing and chasing the game.

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 30 Oct 2009