As an Arsenal supporter, the bi-seasonal North London derby is a little like queuing up for a rollercoaster.
It’s a fusion between excitement and dread and once you allow either emotion to fester, it doesn’t leave until the final whistle, irrespective of the scoreline.
But facing Tottenham is particularly daunting on this occasion because, well, they’re way ahead of us in the Premier League.
We’re 14th in the table and 13 places behind Spurs, who are enjoying a hopefully-shortlived stint at the top of the bloody thing.
Not only that, but we could be facing a trio of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Gareth Bale on Sunday.
That trident hasn’t looked as terrifying in reality as it does on paper yet, but you get the feeling that it’s only a matter of time before all three click and rip one team to shreds.
Leaving Arsenal loyalties aside, all three are phenomenal players. Just ask David Seaman.
Speaking on The Target Men podcast this week, the legendary goalkeeper admitted that he would take not one, not two, but all three of those Spurs players at the Emirates Stadium.
He said: “One player? Well that’s easy – Kane. I’d have Kane, Bale and Son! At least it’s only three. I’d play Aubameyang with him [Kane], two up front.”
The worst part is, it’s hard to even disagree with him.
On form, Auba is no less of a goalscorer than Kane, but he has only scored twice in the Premier League this season – one was the penalty at Old Trafford – and Mikel Arteta desperately needs him to out-shine his Spurs counterpart this weekend.
But optimism is low and that is perhaps why for many fans, dread will be the more common emotion over excitement ahead of this one.