Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has hailed his team’s performance against Tottenham Hotspur in their recent Premier League match.
Arsenal outclassed Tottenham in the north London derby and secured all three points with a 3-1 win over Antonio Conte’s men. The Gunners were the better side and deservedly won the game to maintain their status as the Premier League table-toppers.
Thomas Partey found the top corner from outside the box in the 20th minute to give Arsenal the lead against Tottenham. Spurs, though, restored parity in the 31st minute. Referee pointed to the spot after Richarlison was fouled inside the box and Harry Kane converted the subsequent penalty.
Arsenal took the lead again in the 49th minute, with Gabriel Jesus touching the ball in after Hugo Lloris had spilled Bukayo Saka’s shot. Tottenham was reduced to 10 men after the referee brandished a red card to Emerson Royal for a nasty challenge on Gabriel Martinelli. Arteta’s side then established a two-goal cushion with Granit Xhaka drilling the ball past Lloris and into the Tottenham net.
Arteta hails Arsenal’s performance in a win over Tottenham
Speaking after the match, Arteta expressed his delight at his side’s performance over their north London rivals.
Arteta hailed his team’s performance as ‘great’ and said he is ‘really happy’. “I’m really happy, it was a great performance, a great day with an incredible atmosphere to play in,” the Arsenal manager said.
He added: “I’m so grateful to all the people that connect with the team in such a special way. I’m really happy because it’s an opportunity to make a lot of people happy and proud and I think we have delivered that to all of them.”
The win over Tottenham sees Arsenal continue to maintain their status as league leaders. The Gunners have played eight matches in the Premier League so far this season and have won seven of those. They have 21 points from those matches.
The only game Arsenal dropped points came against bitter rivals Man Utd, who hosted them at Old Trafford and inflicted a 3-1 defeat.
The Gunners have a one-point lead over second-placed Man City, who have also played eight matches. Tottenham, despite the defeat, sits third with 17 points.
Arsenal will face FK Bodø/Glimt in the Europa League group stage in their next match. The English side have won their first match in the Europa League 22/23 campaign.
Arsenal’s next game in the Premier League is against Liverpool, who have had an underwhelming start to the season. The Reds languish at ninth in the points table. Liverpool, having played a game lesser than Arsenal, are 11 points behind the north London outfit.