Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists he never felt “hostility” towards Tottenham.
The Gunners famously won the league title at the home of their fierce rivals in 2004, something fans still celebrate to this day.
But Wenger told the Guardian: “Hostility no, competition yes.
“It was vital [at Arsenal] that you beat Tottenham for the respect of the club. Competition is important, as long as it’s not crazy.
“When you [were due to] play Tottenham, at the start of the week everybody was a bit more nervous than usual.”