The North London rivals clash this weekend at The Emirates with Spurs currently holding a one point advantage, with both teams sitting in seventh and eighth respectively.
Andre Villas Boas took on Freund, a former Tottenham ace, as part of his backroom staff when he moved to the club this summer.
Freund soon realised that things had changed since his time at White Hart Lane, in particular the gap between his side and Arsenal.
Despite the respect for what the Gunners have achieved, the German believes that there is a real opportunity to take advantage of the drastically reduced gap between the sides and finish above their rivals:
“In my time Arsenal used to be involved in the title race every year and we finished ninth or 10th.
“That has changed now. We are really close to our biggest rival.
“It would be great to finish above Arsenal.
“It would be a great experience for me too because it has never happened for me in the past.
“I can’t wait for that game. It’s a special game.”
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