Arsenal fought back from a goal down to beat Tottenham 2-1 and claim bragging rights with a north London derby victory on Sunday.
Arsenal ended a five-game winless run against Tottenham with a 2-1 comeback win at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.
Prior to the game, Spurs were in better form, having won all of their last five games in all competitions. However, this fixture never exactly follows the script.
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was dropped to the bench for disciplinary reasons and Alexandre Lacazette started in place of him.
Erik Lamela might have scored one of the goals of the season contenders after his sensational Rabona goal that put Jose Mourinho’s Spurs in front. Although, the lead did not last for too long.
The Gunners deservedly got their equalizer through Martin Odegaard after a pin-point cross from Kieran Tierney.
Alexandre Lacazette then completed the comeback late on after he was brought down in the spot and scored the resulting penalty.
From hero, Lamela quickly became the villian as he was sent off in the closing stages.
Harry Kane scored late on towards the end of the game but saw his effort ruled out for offside. The England captain might be the highest goal-scorer in the history of this fixture but it just wasn’t his day. He came close to leveling matters for Spurs but saw his free-kick hit the woodwork.
Arsenal held on to their lead for a crucial three points and bragging rights over their neighbors.
Arsenal: Leno (6), Luiz (7), Gabriel (7), Tierney (7), Soares (6), Xhaka (6), Partey (7), Saka (6), Smith-Rowe (7), Odegaard (8), Lacazette (7)
Tottenham: Lloris (6), Doherty (6), Sanchez (5), Alderweireld (6), Reguilon (6), Hojbjerg (5), Ndombele (6), Bale (5), Lucas (6), Son (N/A), Kane (6)
Substitute: Lamela (5)
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