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Redknapp: We're equal to Arsenal

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Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp insists the gap with Arsenal has been closed and there is little to choose between the bitter rivals ahead of their Barclays Premier League clash this weekend.

Spurs are level on points with Arsene Wenger's men, albeit having played a game more, and there are genuine hopes of grabbing a Champions League place, possibly at the expense of their neighbours in north London.

"I feel we're getting closer to them, without a doubt," Redknapp said.

"They play fantastic football but so do we. We have a squad here capable of matching anyone so we will be going there to win the game, absolutely. We always go for it and we only know one way to play.

"We'll be positive and take it to them. Certain parts of our game can cause them problems and we have to take it to them and give them something to think about it."

Spurs are looking for their first league win over Arsenal since 1999. They have never won at the Emirates Stadium and their last win at Highbury was in 1993 - so history is with the hosts.

However, Redknapp has been encouraged by his first year in charge at White Hart Lane, pointing towards the quality at his disposal among his first team.

"Maybe Arsenal have got a bit more strength in depth, a few more younger players ready to step into the first team, but I think we've got a terrific squad and in certain areas we are stronger than them," he said.

"We've improved by bringing in three strikers, we're strong at central defence and we have two terrific goalkeepers. We have a squad that can cope at the very highest level."

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