"But you can not put a gun [to my head] and say, "we need to win" if we're not fighting with the same tools as another team".
Pochettino acknowledges there are parallels with the situation he is in and that of Arsenal when they moved to the Emirates Stadium in 2006, with Spurs still yet to move to their new White Hart Lane.
Pochettino believes it is unfair that he is regularly beaten with the stick that he has yet to win a trophy with Tottenham, who did not sign a player in either of the past two transfer windows, and argued he should not be judged in comparison to his big-spending rivals.
"Maybe if (chairman) Daniel (Levy) said to me, "Next season we need a title, we need to win the Champions League and we need to win the Premier League", I would say maybe you need to find another magic guy who can do this", said Pochettino.
"This is a big opportunity for us to play with confidence in our moment, respecting them because they lost two matches but they are still having a very good season".
'And if he doesn't play in five or six games against them top boys, but we're beating the other teams and he's really smashing it, I'd probably take that.
"I think Ramsey has been excellent for Arsenal and I would be surprised if he wasn't given a warm send-off from the fans and club".
"We will prepare to deliver the best performance individually and collectively".
"I'm upset that Ramsey is leaving Arsenal and it's a shame the player and Arsenal couldn't come to an agreement as he will be missed", Pires said.
However, the former Paris Saint-Germain boss has struggled to find the right balance as Arsenal have not kept a clean sheet away from home in the Premier League all season.
However there are trends both teams will be looking to buck.
It will also be a special occasion for Emery as he takes charge of a team at Wembley for the first time. Are we going to fight? Yes.
Emery's embarrassment of riches going forward was demonstrated in a 5-1 thrashing of Bournemouth on Wednesday.