Arsenal beat Tottenham 3-1 in the North London Derby

Arsenals climb up to the 10th position on the table after this win. They will be travelling to the American Express community stadium next week to take on Brighton in their next Premier League game.

On the match week 6 of Premier League, Arsenal hosted their North London rival Tottenham Hotspurs at the Etihad stadium.

Both the teams had different mindsets and forms coming into the game, only the intention to walk away with all three-point was common. On one hand, it was Spurs, who were playing their second consecutive London derby match on the trot. Last week they had hosted Chelsea, who thrashed them three-nil. They had started the season with a great 1 goal victory over the reigning champions Manchester City but were going through a rough patch having suffered two losses in their last two league matches.

Arsenal, on the other hand, had an inverted fate. They had started off the season on a very sombre note, suffering three defeats on the trot. At one point they were languishing in the relegation zone. However, the tides turned for them, and they came into this game at the back of 4 victories (2 in the league cup and 2 in the Premier League).

The game was kicked off by Tottenham, as they looked to change their fate. Arsenal however was not willing to let that happen as they scored the opener in the 12th minute. Driven in from the right, it was a great cross by Saka and Smith Rowe made no mistake in burying it into the back of the net.

It felt as if Tottenham was not expecting such speed from Arsenal’s attack. They were always caught on the wrong foot by the pace of Saka, Odegard, and Aubameyang. Keeping it tight at the back, Arsenal got another opportunity to counter at Tottenham in the 27th minute and once again they made the most of the chance, with Aubameyang scoring the second goal of the match.

Tottenham just never seemed to turn on. In the 34th Harry Kane lost the ball in Arsenal’s half and it resulted in another goal by Saka on the counter. Spurs somehow managed to shut the shop to go into the halftime trailing 3 goals to nil.

Spurs manager was not happy with his defence and the midfield made two changes at halftime. The change seemed to have worked in the defence, as Tottenham didn’t concede another goal for the rest of the half, even Arsenal kept attacking at a great pace. In the 78th minute, Heung-Min Son scored for Tottenham, but it turned out to be nothing more than a consolation goal. Lukas Moura came agonizingly close to scoring the second goal in the added time but was denied by the Arsenal Keeper Ramsdale.

Arsenals climb up to the 10th position on the table after this win. They will be travelling to the American Express community stadium next week to take on Brighton in their next Premier League game.

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