Darren Bent states his prediction for Arsenal v Tottenham

Darren Bent looks ahead to Arsenal's clash with Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Darren Bent is expecting to see a thrilling game when Arsenal take on Tottenham in Saturday’s crunch north London derby clash at The Emirates.

Arsene Wenger’s men are aiming to get back to winning ways in the top flight after the disappointment of their 3-1 loss to Manchester City before the international break.

The Gunners have made a stuttering start to the Premier League season and currently find themselves 12 points behind leaders Manchester City after just 11 games of the new campaign.

Spurs, meanwhile, are third in the table and will fancy their chances against an Arsenal side who have struggled to produce consistent form so far this season.

And former Tottenham striker Bent feels that the stage is set for a thrilling encounter when Spurs take on the Gunners at The Emirates this weekend.

Speaking on The Debate on Sky Sports, Bent said: “Form goes out the window in derbies. Tottenham will go to Arsenal fancying it.

“They’re in better form. They’re one of the hottest teams in the country.

“But Arsenal haven’t lost many derbies at home. It will be difficult. It should be an exciting game.”

Arsenal have not lifted the Premier League trophy since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign.

Indeed, the Gunners even missed out on Champions League qualification last season when they ended up fifth in the table.

They did, however, manage to beat Chelsea to claim a third FA Cup title in four years last term.

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