Emery confirms Arsenal will play some youngsters against Tottenham

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"We need to show this emotion when we are playing, when we are winning, because I think football needs this passion".

"Local derby matches are always passionate affairs and it is important that supporters play their part on these occasions by getting behind the team in a positive way and making them memorable for the right reasons", Tottenham said on their official website.

'But respect is very important.

"It's a tactical decision because I thought that the players that were with us today were the best choices for this match", Emery told reporters when asked about the Ozil's absence.

Iwobi has featured in 20 matches for the Gunners this season, starting 14 as the Gunners went on an awesome club record 22 games unbeaten streak across all competitions which was only halted last weekend by Southampton.

"It's a very big test and also they are coming with a very big ambition against us because after the first derby they need to show us and their supporters a big performance".

"We are doing our process and [Tottenham] are ahead of us in this process".

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Arsenal are set to host Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates on Wednesday evening in what is undoubtedly the fixture of the round.

Pochettino, who on Tuesday declined the chance to distance himself from rumours linking him to Manchester United, hopes the culprit can be caught but was keen not to tarnish the whole Arsenal fanbase.

"It's not a good result but this reality gives us more motivation to continue to work hard, finding a new think to work on each day, and also it makes us demand a lot from ourselves in the way we work on this way".

"I think his performance at Tottenham is very big".

"Sunday for us is a big reality check in our way", he added.

Arsenal and Tottenham meet in a League Cup quarterfinal on Wednesday night at the Emirates Stadium, kick off is at 21:45.

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