‘Arsenal have a stronger squad than Tottenham Hotspur’

Carl Jenkinson admits Tottenham Hotspur have been impressive this term but still believes Arsenal boast the stronger squad

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Carl Jenkinson has insisted that Arsenal have a stronger squad than Tottenham Hotspur ahead of the north London derby on Sunday.

Arsenal, currently in fourth place in the Premier League table, welcome Spurs to the Emirates as the Gunners look to close the gap between the two sides to seven points.

“They have a lot of good players – they’re obviously a good side and they have come together really well this year,” Jenkinson told Arsenal’s website.

“There’s no hiding the fact they have done well, but we have got a stronger squad in my opinion and we have got to show that on Sunday. We have to beat them.

“We have been training hard this week and it is a big game for us. All the lads are going to be hugely up for it and we have to go out there and do the business.”

The 20-year-old defender is returning from a three-month lay-off due to a back injury and is expected to be involved in the derby clash.

Jenkinson came on as a second-half substitute during the Gunners 2-1 defeat by Spurs last October, and the right-back is desperate to be on the winning side this time around.

“It is a huge for everyone at the club and all the fans as well,” he said. “Speaking as a fan myself, I know how much I want us to get a good result on Sunday and the feeling within the club is that all the players want to do the same. I am sure we can do the job.

“There have been some great derby games down the years and most of the time we have come out on the winning side, so fingers crossed that will be the case at the weekend.”

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