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Spurs star: It’s the perfect time to face Arsenal

11:40 16 November 2012

Gareth Bale. Photo: Nick Potts/PA

Gareth Bale. Photo: Nick Potts/PA

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Gareth Bale thinks the north London derby has come at the ideal time for Tottenham as they look to bounce back from defeat at Manchester City last weekend.

Spurs have lost three of their last four Premier League games, while Arsenal lie one point behind their rivals having thrown away a two-goal lead to draw 3-3 with Fulham in their last match.

But Spurs danger man Bale thinks form is irrelevant and hopes Andre Villas-Boas’ side can give their fans something to cheer at the Emirates.

“It’s almost the perfect situation,” he told Tottenham’s official website.

“All form goes out of the window in the derby; we’ll go out there to play for the fans and try to go out for a victory.

“You step onto the pitch and feel the atmosphere around you. It’s a great day and hopefully we’ll come out on top.

“The lads concentrate on the game and try to treat it as just another game, but we know how important it is for the fans.”

“If you score a goal, the noise and energy around the stadium gives you a lift and keeps you going. I did it before and I’m looking to trying to do the same again.”

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