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Bale has Arsenal revenge on his mind

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Gareth Bale has suggested Tottenham are motivated by a sense of injustice ahead of what he has labelled a 'massive' North London derby with Arsenal.

Spurs head into the game with a four-point cushion over their rivals, but Bale and co are still licking their wounds from the 5-2 defeat at the Emirates earlier in the season.

Tottenham led early on in that game, but goalscorer Emmanuel Adebayor was dismissed on 18 minutes and the Gunners roared back to claim the points.

With the battle for Champions League qualifying hotting up and local bragging rights at stake, Bale says Spurs are at full tilt for the weekend clash.

"It's one we want to win," Bale, who scored twice in the win over West Ham on Monday, said. "We started well last time and the sending-off was a problem.

"We want to rectify that score now and hopefully get the three points.

"We go into the game full of confidence, looking for three points to boost our hopes of getting into the Champions League.

"It's massive. We know how big it is - not just for us but for the fans."

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