He added, "Two years ago when we finished above them we were disappointed because we didn't win the title".
Arsenal face Tottenham on Saturday and Lacazette is expected to feature, with his agent alleviating fears over his standing at the Emirates Stadium.
Meanwhile Arsenal have lost four of their first 11 league games and are four points behind their rivals in sixth.
Alexandre Lacazette is likely to return to the starting XI having been left on the bench against Manchester City, but Olivier Giroud is set to miss out with a thigh injury.
It was a 24-hour period at the start of November that really drove home the reality that Tottenham, after decades of playing second fiddle to Arsenal, was the new dominant force in north London.
Spurs have made an encouraging start to the season.
A day after Tottenham achieved a coming-of-age 3-1 win over European champion Real Madrid in the Champions League in front of more than 80,000 spectators at Wembley Stadium, Arsenal was laboring to a 0-0 draw at home to Red Star Belgrade in the oft-maligned Europa League. They now sit third in the Premier League and are through to the last-16 of the Champions League.
Harry Kane has scored in all five of his Premier League north London derbies, netting six goals in total.
Arsenal v Spurs promises to be more than just a match for Gunners fans on Saturday and now, Arsene Wenger has given his team news ahead of the clash.