Arsenal’s trip to Wembley for Saturday’s crucial North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur will feel like a home game because of their outstanding record at the national stadium, according to former Arsenal forward Paul Merson.
The sides meet at Wembley for the first time since 1993 in a lunchtime kickoff that has taken on huge importance in the battle to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League.
Tottenham have shaken off their early teething problems at their temporary home and are unbeaten in their last 12 league games at Wembley - showing similar form to last season when they were invincible at the now demolished White Hart Lane.
But Arsenal won on their last nine visits to Wembley, including last year’s FA Cup final against Chelsea, and that statistic could be vital.
“If it was at White Hart Lane, no chance,” Merson said on Sky Sports of Arsenal’s prospects. “Arsenal have lost six away games this season, but have got one of the best records at Wembley in recent years, so this is a bit of a home game for them.”
A new-look attack featuring 55 million pounds ($76 million) signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan will fuel Arsenal’s hopes of closing the gap on their neighbours.
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