Former Gunner Hayes believes Spurs could suffer the Wembley factor
Former Arsenal striker Martin Hayes, a veteran of many bruising north London derbies in the 1980s, believes his former club have a great chance of extending there excellent run at The Lane. The lads have got a week s rest before the game while Spurs have
Former Arsenal striker Martin Hayes, a veteran of many bruising north London derbies in the 1980s, believes his former club have a great chance of extending there excellent run at The Lane.
"The lads have got a week's rest before the game while Spurs have their cup semi this weekend," said Hayes, now a pundit on Arsenal TV Online.
"Maybe we should be supporting them this weekend because if they win they will be through to the final and that could prove a distraction for them.
"Believe me, once you make a final it can be very hard to focus on the league.
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"But Tottenham's game at Wembley could really be to our advantage as it could take a lot out of them. We can rest players this week and we still have a chance for the title so there is plenty to play for this season.
"Wenger will be telling his players that ahead of Wednesday.
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"The Barcelona game is history. Really, Lionel Messi was the difference because if it wasn't for him it would have been a pretty even game between two passing sides.
"But as I say, it is gone now and there is still the Premier League to go for. Tottenham away is always massive, whatever the context, and we have a great record there. I really believe we can go there, do well, and win.