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Wenger suggests Arsenal are the “strongest” not “underdogs.”

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists that 20 years of North London dominance over Tottenham means Arsenal cannot be considered underdogs for Saturday’s derby.Mauricio Pochettino’s side finished ahead of Arsenal for the first time in 22 years last season and currently have a four-point lead on their rivals going into the clash at the Emirates Stadium.But Wenger was adamant at his press briefing on Thursday morning that the balance of power has not shifted. When it was put to him that Arsenal had been dominant for a ‘long time’, he interrupted to say: ‘For 20 years.’He then refuted the suggestion that Arsenal were underdogs to Maurico Pochettino’s side: ‘No, not at all. I think Tottenham are a good side but we have the quality to win this game and that’s what we want to show. ‘We have a good opportunity to show we are the strongest, so let’s do it.’Wenger added: ‘We won the FA Cup and we made 75 points so overall I think our achievement was quite positive even if it was a disappointment for us not to finish in the Champions League for the first time in 21 years.‘The players were disappointed but not to finish below Tottenham. Finishing outside the top four was a big disappointment, because it was the first time in the history of the Premier League that with 75 points you don’t finish in the top four.‘I still feel it (finishing outside the top four) was very harsh on us but people forget we won the FA Cup in a very stylish way, playing against City in the semi and Chelsea in the final.’

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