Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur were force to share point in an outright exhilarating North London derby at the Emirates Arena, as the Lilywhites two times dug out from behind to get a first H2H away point since 2019.
Having made a winning return of the UEFA Champions League in midweek, Mikel Arteta described some his side’s play against PSV Eindhoven as “wonderful” after they expanded their unbeaten run in all competition to eight matches. The visit of wild opponents Tottenham – who came into the challenge level on points with the Gunners – vowed to be a harsh test. Be that as it may, it was one-way traffic during the initial 20 minutes, with Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah both seeing sharp endeavors saved by Guglielmo Vicario in the Spikes goals.
Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur share point
Encouraged by there dominant start, Arsenal’s early pressure was compensated in the 26th minute, when a curled strike from Bukayo Saka was redirected into his own net by Cristian Romero. Having failed to lay a glove on the hosts during an uneven opening half-hour, Prods progressively developed into the match before HT, and after David Raya denied Brennan Johnson with a splendid plunging save, the visitorss found a balancer when Child Heung-min tucked home after great work from James Maddison.
In a comparative story to the primary half, Arsenal arose after the restart on the front foot, and the Heavy weapons specialists were ahead in no less than eight minutes, as Saka changed over from the spot following a handball from Romero in the container. Undaunted, the Lilywhites delivered a noteworthy reaction, evening out the scores only 90 seconds after the fact, as Maddison jumped on a mix-up from Jorginho prior to stringing a pass into the way of Son, who completed clinically past Raya.
After a short of breath start to the second period, the two sides hoped to recover some similarity to self-control heading into the last 20 minutes. Spikes stayed the more perilous in the last third, with Child terminating a short proximity strike into the side-netting, while Kai Havertz missed the objective with a speculative exertion at the opposite end. Thundered on by the intense home team, the hosts pushed for an emotional champ quickly of stoppage time.
In any case, the Tottenham rearguard held firm as the two teams made due with a hard-battled point. Notwithstanding Arsenal losing ground on Manchester City at the highest point of the PL, the draw broadens their unbeaten spat all competitions to nine matches (W7, D2).