Arsenal head into the North London derby knowing falling well that it was a must win game if they are to keep their champions league qualifications hope alive through the top four finish.
Despite this, the gunners were not able to match up to the performance their host brought to the party. It was a keenly contested game but it also shows how well Tottenham have improved over the years.
The game started in a cagey fashion with both sides being careful to lose possession in dangerous positions. Arsenal were missing the presence of hat-trick hero, Aaron Ramsey as he was not available for the match due to a last minute injury he picked up.
This affected the way Wenger set up his team, bringing in Mohammed Elneny for him while also dropping Iwobi and starting Jack Wilshere. With Henrihk Mhkiyaryan and Aubayemang starting their first big game in Arsenal jersey, it was meant to be a game the gunners should have gone all out for it but that didn’t happen.
Mauricio Pochettino was intelligent enough to give Moussa Dembele a start as his form has surge high since his return to full fitness. He controlled the midfield and created chances for Eriksen to move forward.
Son was threatening all day long and he had the opportunity to give Spurs the lead in the first half but squandered the great opportunity. Immediately they started the second half, Tottenham came all out to attack and got the lone goal through Harry Kane’s header in the 49th minute.
With this performance coming after picking a point at Anfield and defeating Manchester United in the last week, the talk of Spurs being the dominating team in North London have surfaced again.
The only missing factor is the trophies. Spurs have to win at least silverware to put themselves up close to Arsenal as they are still not very close. A club is remembered for what they won in the future not how they play.