Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech delivers verdict on Tottenham


Spurs face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in Saturday's lunchtime kick-off, the first time the two sides meet this season as Pochettino looks for his side to secure a sixth Premier League win in their last seven top-tier outings.

Roberto Martinez said that Super Jan is good to go for tonight's friendly against Japan in Bruges, which means that barring any further setbacks, he'll be fit for this weekend's North London Derby.

ARSENAL goalkeeper Petr Cech said finishing above fierce rivals Tottenham in the Premier League is not their top priority.

"They've been there in the last few years so now I think they have to make sure they win something to show the progression".

"We are not competing against Tottenham Hotspur".

Manchester City are clearly the favourites to win the title this season but former Red Devils star Giggs is still convinced that Jose Mourinho's men will run them close in the title race. "Our target is to win the title and be successful during the season, not necessarily looking at what Tottenham are doing".

"Success is ultimately winning trophies".

While the media darlings Tottenham have "put pressure on" the league winners in recent years and beaten Madrid at home in a Champions League match recently, they still have literally nothing to show for it in terms of silverware.

The big factor was the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino.

Arsenal lifted the FA Cup in May, their third time winning the prestigious trophy in four years.

"Last year was a odd season, we had more points but we finished outside of the top four".

"They have young, talented players as well as experienced players".

The Czech, 35, also claims Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are as focused as ever - despite their unsettled futures after so far declining to sign new contracts.

"They are an important part of the team", he added. "With the quality of Alexis and Mesut you are always happy to have players like this in the team".

"They train well and we hope their form will help us reach the target".