"It is very important. Ever since my youth days that was the one game we looked forward to. It is important for the fans and you just want to win it."
Justin Hoyte on the North London derby

Justin Hoyte feels the tension of the North London derby more than most. The 22-year-old right back was an Arsenal fan when he was young and has risen through the ranks at the Club to break into the first-team squad. In an exclusive interview with Arsenal TV Online on Wednesday, Hoyte talked about playing our near-neighbours at the weekend. He discussed:

  • the talk of Spurs overtaking Arsenal in the League
  • the rivalry with Spurs through the age groups
  • last season's Carling Cup ties
  • being friends with Spurs players off the pitch
  • his desire to win his place back
  • why the spirit is different this season
  • Arsenal's start to the campaign
  • last term's successes

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