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Arsenal get some revenge over Spurs as Conte’s gameplan comes unstuck

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LONDON — Arsenal made it look simple within the North London derby, working out 3-1 winners in opposition to arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

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The Gunners took the lead within the twentieth minute via an outstanding Thomas Partey long-range strike, however Spurs have been handed a method again into the sport 9 minutes later when Gabriel introduced down Richarlison and Harry Kane made no mistake from the penalty spot.

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Arsenal got here again out after the break filled with working and have been rewarded for that within the Forty ninth minute as Gabriel Jesus pounced on a Hugo Lloris error.

Tottenham’s hopes of getting again into the sport have been ruined when Emerson Royal was despatched off for a problem on Gabriel Martinelli simply after the hour, and shortly afterwards Granit Xhaka wrapped up the factors.

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Speedy Response

Arsenal acquire revenge for Champions League knockout blow

Tottenham beat Arsenal 3-0 in Could in a end result which went an extended solution to making certain Spurs pipped their north London rivals for a Champions League spot, however the Gunners gained a measure of revenge on Saturday with a commanding win at Emirates Stadium.

In doing so, Arsenal prolonged their keep on the high of the Premier League and struck an early blow within the race between these sides to show they’re able to problem Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis for the title. For essentially the most half, in addition they averted the identical errors as when shedding at Manchester United in an identical form of sport. They managed the match for lengthy intervals however misplaced to targets on the counter-attack at Outdated Trafford whereas right here, they have been capable of dictate phrases for longer spells in opposition to Spurs and completely deserved the win.

Conte’s counter-attacking gameplan undone by particular person errors

The sample of this sport was predictable from the outset: Arsenal would dominate possession and territory whereas Spurs would goal to remain compact, absorb stress and hit on the break. Tottenham have gained a number of matches with out taking part in properly this season, staying in video games earlier than their attacking expertise involves the fore, and it appeared for some time that may be the case right here as Arsenal dominated the opening half an hour earlier than a uncommon breakaway noticed Gabriel carry down Richarlison within the field. Kane transformed from the spot however particular person errors have been Tottenham’s undoing.

Lloris made two errors in a matter of seconds, pushing Bukayo Saka‘s tame Forty ninth-minute shot straight out in entrance of him after which permitting the unfastened ball to squirm beneath him as Clement Lenglet struggled to clear, permitting Jesus a tap-in. After which Royal was dismissed for a poor sort out on Martinelli — extra silly than malicious — giving Arsenal the numerical benefit to see this out comfortably. Regardless, Spurs could remorse not being somewhat extra adventurous earlier on.

Kane notches one other private milestone however are Spurs progressing sufficient?

It can come as little consolation to Kane given the end result however he grew to become the primary participant ever to attain 100 away targets within the Premier League with a Thirty first-minute penalty which drew Spurs stage within the first half. He additionally prolonged a advantageous particular person report in opposition to Arsenal, transferring to 14 targets in 16 Premier League video games — half of these targets have been penalties. This was, nonetheless, a kind of days the place the space between Kane’s private achievements and the prospects of Tottenham as a membership really feel uncomfortably far aside.

The 29-year-old desires silverware now. He sought a transfer to Manchester Metropolis in pursuit of trophies final summer time however there was little discuss of leaving this yr as Pep Guardiola’s facet signed Erling Haaland as an alternative whereas Spurs had taken vital strides ahead beneath Conte. That progress has to proceed in any other case hypothesis will rapidly resurface over whether or not an formidable striker already confirmed as one of many Premier League’s most interesting can actually obtain his final goals at Tottenham — and hyperlinks with Bayern Munich persist.

Participant scores

Arsenal: Ramsdale 6, White 7, Saliba 8, Gabriel 7, Zinchenko 7, Odegaard 6, Partey 8, Xhaka 8, Saka 7, Jesus 8, Martinelli 8.
Subs: Tierney 7, Lokonga 6, Vieira 6, Nketiah 6, Tomiyasu 6.

Tottenham: Lloris 5, Romero 6, Dier 6, Lenglet 6, Royal 4, Hojbjerg 6, Bentancur 6, Perisic 6, Richarlison 7, Kane 7, Son 6.
Subs: Sanchez 6, Sessegnon 6, Bissouma 6, Doherty 6, Skipp 6.

Greatest and worst performers

BEST: Partey

Lastly scored from exterior the field on the sixty fifth try however his all-round play enabled Arsenal to exert a excessive stage of management: 52 passes accomplished from 55 tried earlier than his 73rd-minute substitution.

WORST: Royal

Despatched off for an idiotic problem on Martinelli and having been lucky to play so usually this season he let his teammates down in a giant sport.

Highlights and notable moments

After the match: What the managers, gamers mentioned

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Key Stats (offered by ESPN Stats & Info)

This was Arsenal’s eightieth win within the north London Derby (all comps.) The Gunners lead the all-time sequence 80-61-51, W-L-D.

Arsenal’s 12-game unbeaten streak vs Spurs at house within the Premier League is the longest such streak since a run of 17 between 1993 and 2010.

Tottenham have simply gained twice at Arsenal within the Premier League period, stretching again to 1992.

Emerson Royal’s pink card was the fifth pink card Tottenham have obtained at Emirates Stadium within the Premier League, the workforce’s most pink playing cards at a single venue within the competitors.

Up subsequent

Arsenal: It is again to the Europa League for Arsenal, who will play their second group-stage sport having seen their match at house to PSV Eindhoven postponed. The Gunners will host formidable Norwegian outfit Bodo/Glimt on Thursday earlier than dealing with one other take a look at of their enchancment within the Premier League when Liverpool go to the Emirates on Sunday.

Tottenham: Conte will take his Spurs squad to Germany on Tuesday to face Eintracht Frankfurt within the Champions League. And one other away sport follows that as Tottenham make the quick journey to the south coast to tackle Brighton on Saturday.

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