Harry Redknapp is taking full advantage of Arsenal's disappointing season, with the Tottenham manager claiming that he will prove that Spurs are the number one London club this season.
Since Arsene Wenger took over Arsenal over 15 years ago, the side have always had bragging rights over their north London rivals. But this season, Redknapp's squad sit 10 points clear of the Gunners in third spot in the Premier League table, and are showing no signs of slowing down.
And Redknapp insists that Tottenham have always had in the back of their minds that beating Arsenal in the table is of the upmost importance this season, so he can achieve one of the club's biggest ambitions.
"That's the most important thing for me this year to honest, to be the top London club," Redknapp said, as reported by the BBC.
Beating Arsenal is not just about being the best in London on Sunday, but also about Tottenham keeping up the pressure on title leaders Manchester United and Manchester City. Inclusion in next season's Champions League is also tougher than in recent years, with Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea all fighting for fourth spot and nipping at Spurs' heels.
And Redknapp understands the importance of not becoming complacent, despite Tottenham boasting a 10 point advantage in their place in the table.
"We have got a nice cushion at the moment but we have all seen 10 points erode very quickly. We have got a tough run of games coming up," he said.
"We have had the upper hand in the derby for the last few years, but they are a good side and dangerous opposition.
"We want to make sure that in the first 15 minutes or so we dictate, get hold of the ball and frustrate them early in the game and get that anxiety coming through in the crowd."