2 March 2013 Last updated at 14:47

Tottenham v Arsenal: Walcott looks forward to Bale 'race'

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott discusses his friendship with Tottenham star Gareth Bale, as the two former Southampton youngsters prepare to face each other in the north London derby.

Walcott and Bale shared digs together at Saints, before making their respective moves to the Premier League, and the Arsenal man believes he would win in a race between the speedy pair on the pitch.

A Gunners win at White Hart Lane would see Arsenal close to within a point of Tottenham, while a win for Spurs would allow Andre Villas-Boas' side to strengthen their place in the Premier League's top four.

Watch highlights of Tottenham v Arsenal on Match of the Day 2, 22:25 GMT, Sunday 3 March, on BBC One and BBC One HD.