Arsenal have turned North London red. The Gunners, sovereign leader in the Premier League, took the field of eternal rivals Tottenham Hotspur 0-2.
The last time Arsenal managed to win a win at Tottenham dates back to March 2014. Then Mikel Arteta, current coach at the Gunners, was still between the lines as a player.
The question was whether the Spaniard could repeat that feat on Sunday evening as a trainer. After almost fifteen minutes of play, Arsenal was already well on its way. Saka put the ball hard to find targetman Nketiah, but it didn’t come that far. Hugo Lloris, recently announced his retirement as France international, was caught in the middle and made a horrific mistake. Arsenal was not disappointed and was 0-1. The same result back in 2014.
Although the score was still expanded. Martin Odegaard got too much space and scorched. The Norwegian captain’s shot fit perfectly into the right corner. Lloris had no recourse against this. Arsenal so on roses in the always fraught clash with city rival Tottenham.
Tottenham, in turn, was able to threaten a few times in the second half via Harry Kane, but the Briton could no longer outwit goalkeeper Ramsdale. Kane could become Tottenham’s all-time top scorer with a goal in this derby. So he will have to wait a while.
Thanks to the new victory, Arsenal further extends their lead at the top of the Premier League. It now counts 47 points. That is eight more than first pursuer Manchester City, which lost its derby against United on Saturday. Tottenham remains in fifth place with 33 pieces.