It had to happen. In the middle of a winter that will define our season with matches against teams that include United, City, Liverpool. In the middle of a rebuilding process after a 6-0 drubbing threatened to derail our entire year. In the middle of the transfer madness and wild speculation where every striker in the world is our potential target.
We drew Arsenal in the FA cup.
Now it is fair to say that I have a deep rooted hatred for everything Arsenal. The rivalry between our clubs goes back a long way but it is only in the recent history that we have started to achieve parity. The chance to square off against them in the FA cup, even if it is only the third round, is mouth watering.
Not for a second was I grim about a tough draw this early in the cup. I in fact jumped in joy at the prospect of bloodying the noses of our neighbors. We go into the match as underdogs and it will be Arsenal who have more to lose from the game than us. They are currently seeing a return to form of players that were written off by others as well as their own fans and are currently at the top of the league. Even thought the match is still far away and we have other big teams to look forward too. Everything from this moment on will be in relation to the Arsenal match. Every injury scare, form of key players, potential acquisitions and even departures. Everything.
It is time to plan the invasion. It really does not get bigger than this.Follow @TrfficTottenham