Interview

'Emotionally it's a special game and you live it'

Mikel Arteta cannot wait for Sunday's north London derby.

Our manager relished the occasion during his playing days and although recent results have not gone our way in the Premier League, he feels this could be the perfect opportunity to get our domestic campaign back on track.
 
"This is why we are here, to play these types of games," Arteta said. "If you ask me my favourite types of games when I was a player here, for sure I'll tell you it's the north London derby.
 
"It's a unique atmosphere, it's a lot of passion and feelings involved. Emotionally, it's a special game and you live. When you win it, you know the satisfaction that you bring to people, which is very necessary in these moments when people are suffering and having difficult times.
 
"We have that ability to make people happy, so let's give everything to try to bring that to them.'

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