Arsenal News: Mikel Arteta’s side travelled to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium looking to cement their spot in the UEFA Champions League. But the Spurs made the most of their home advantage as they trounced the Gunners 3-0 in the North London Derby.
Courtesy of the loss, the Gunners’ place in the top four is once again in jeopardy. In this article, we will look at four major talking points from the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.
Tottenham Hotspur News: Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son run the show!
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Tottenham Hotspur News: The Spurs knew that they had to win in order to keep their top-four hopes alive. Forwards Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son rose to the occasion as the duo helped Antonio Conte’s side get a crucial win.
The Spurs took the lead in the 22nd minute courtesy of a Harry Kane penalty after Cedric brought down Heung-Min Son. The English captain then doubled the advantage as he scored from close range to double the advantage in the 37th minute.
Heung-Min Son would himself get on the scoresheet in the 47th minute. The South Korean winger showed calmness as he scored towards the far corner to give Tottenham Hotspur a 3-0 lead. The Spurs would hold on to this lead until the full-time whistle.
Arsenal News: Rob Holding gets a Red!
Arsenal News: Ben White had not played for the Gunners in their last two Premier League games due to a hamstring injury. The defender did make his return to the squad, but he could only find a place on the bench against the Spurs.
Rob Holding started the game at Ben White’s expense but the 26-year-old had a horrible game, to say the least. Having picked up a yellow card earlier, the Arsenal center-back was sent off in the 33rd minute after he fouled Heung-Min Son on both occasions.
Arsenal were 1-0 down at the time of Holding’s sending off. But this ended hopes of a comeback as the Spurs made full use of a man advantage as they went on to win the Premier League game 3-0.
Tottenham Hotspur News: The Spurs re-enter the Champions League race
Tottenham Hotspur News: Courtesy of the 3-0 win over Arsenal, the Spurs are back in the race for the top four. Antonio Conte’s side now trail the Gunners by just one point in the Premier League table.
The Spurs, with 65 points, have a better goal difference than the Gunners. Hence with games against Burnley and Norwich City remaining, Conte’s side would certainly fancy themselves to get six out of six points and pile the pressure on Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal News: The Gunners are still in the driving seat!
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Arsenal News: A victory against Tottenham Hotspur would have guaranteed the Gunners a top-four finish. However, Mikel Arteta’s team would now have to deal with additional pressure in their last two Premier League games.
The Gunners are still in the driving seat. If Arsenal win against Newcastle United and Everton, they would make it to the Champions League. However, this won’t be easy as there will be added pressure on the team going into the final two games.