Arsenal and Tottenham’s rivalry has always been pretty fierce.
Matches between the north London clubs are often heated affairs with both sets of fans having an active hatred for each other.
Spurs fans have been unable to earn bragging rights over the Gunners due to never finishing above them in the league.
However, at the time of writing, Mauricio Pochettino’s side are the bookies favourites for Premier League glory come May whilst Arsenal are currently second favourites.
With the two clubs becoming title rivals - as well as City rivals - for the first time, intensity between supporters has heightened.
So much so that even club legends are even getting involved.
Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright took the time to poke fun out of Spurs fans with this tweet after seeing a Tottenham fan make a bit of a fool of himself on Sky Sports News.
The Tottenham supporter claimed that “Leicester are nobodies” as he discussed his team’s title hopes.
Wright obviously took offence to this statement and tweeted:
As expected, it was the turn of Spurs fans to feel offended by Wright’s tweet and some of the replies were brilliant.
It’s hardly a surprise that everyone is getting a little edgy in north London.
Following Tottenham’s 2-1 victory over Swansea and Arsenal’s 3-2 loss to Manchester United, Spurs are three points ahead of Arsene Wenger’s men with just 11 matches remaining.
However, games are coming thick and fast and the Lilywhites face a tough trip to West Ham on Wednesday while Arsenal host Swansea.
But their focus may already be turning to Saturday at 12:45. Because the two teams meet in what is, without doubt, the most important north London derby ever.
Spurs are seeking their first league title victory since 1961, while the Gunners are hoping to end their Premier League glory drought which stretches back to 2004.
We just can’t decide which sets of fans will be more insufferable: Arsenal fans or Tottenham fans.
Obviously, it will be foolish to just think that the title race is out of Arsenal and Tottenham. Leicester may have dropped vital points when they drew 2-2 at home to West Brom on Tuesday but they still remain three points clear of Spurs - although they have played one match more.
But a team that appears to have been dismissed altogether is Manchester City. The Citizens may be ten points behind the league leaders but they have two games in hand and are the only side in the race. to have won the title in recent years.