Tottenham Hotspur vs. Arsenal, 2013 Premier League: North London Derby video preview

A Champions League place is up in the air as two of England's biggest rivals square off on Sunday.

The North London Derby is here and this time around it come with major stakes. Beyond the always-cracking atmosphere that accompanies any Tottenham Hotspur-Arsenal match, the two sides are also battling for a place in next season's Champions League.

Spurs enter the match in third place, four points ahead of fifth Arsenal, with Chelsea in between them. A Tottenham win on Sunday gives them a major leg up on their challengers for a top four spot, but an Arsenal win will bring up memories of last season for Spurs, when they gave up a 10-point lead to their rivals and fell out of the Champions League.

As has been the case in every Tottenham match lately, all eyes will be on Gareth Bale. The winger has been the Premier League's best player since the new year and will be going up against a shaky Arsenal defense. Spurs have their own troubles at the back, too, and Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott are not the players you want to be up against when little mistakes become the norm.

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