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Thierry Henry has one big fear as the English Premier League season reaches its business end – Tottenham beating North London rivals Arsenal to the title.

Spurs are currently three points ahead of Arsenal in second and three behind leaders Leicester City, and the way the two teams are playing at the moment, smart money will be on Mauricio Pochettino's men finishing ahead of Arsene Wenger's side.

If that will be in top spot or not remains to be seen, but Henry, Arsenal's record goalscorer, hopes not, with the club legend terming the North London Derby on Saturday as one of the most important ones in recent history.

"The ultimate nightmare would be for Tottenham to finish as champions instead [of Arsenal]," Henry wrote in his column for The Sun. "My God, I don't even want to think about that possibility. It would be unbearable for all us Arsenal fans.

"That is why the meeting at the Lane is probably the biggest North London derby I have ever known. This is the first time I can ever remember Tottenham being in this situation of challenging for the title at this stage of the season.

"They have never had the chance to win the Premier League before and, apart from 2006 when they lost at West Ham on the final day, they have never threatened to finish above Arsenal."

Arsenal have celebrated St. Totteringham's Day – finishing above Spurs -- every single season under Wenger, but this season there is a serious risk of that run ending. Tottenham are playing the better football at the moment and in Pochettino, they have a manager who has instilled belief in his team.

The same cannot be said of Wenger. The manager admitted his players lacked the belief to go on and win the game against Swansea City on Wednesday, and when it comes to the mental aspect of the game, the buck does stop with the manager.

If Wenger cannot get his team motivated and ready to fire against Spurs at White Hart Lane, then Arsenal's title race will be over and the manager's future will be, rightly, brought into question.

"As much as it pains me to say this, there is a real belief in this Tottenham squad that they can finally be the kings of North London this year," Henry added. "It is that awful moment when you have a little brother who can never beat you at anything, and suddenly one day he grows up and tries to outmuscle you.

"White Hart Lane will be absolutely rocking and I will be intrigued to see how both teams handle the atmosphere." 

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