Arsenal v Spurs Review

The same thing happens every year when people say that Spurs are finally better than Arsenal and will finish above us in the league. But the same thing happens every year when Spurs still aren’t better than us and even if they do beat us they don’t finish above us at the end of the season! 

This year people were saying that Spurs could be better even when Arsenal have been great in the league but many fancied them especially with our many injuries. I was also expecting a hard game but thought we would still win. 

It was a game of two halves as Spurs showed why many people believed in them by playing much better than us in the first 45 minutes. They played well as a team and we looked very tired and lacked quality showing that we do miss the players we have out. 

Spurs were rewarded for their domination as ex Arsenal player and die hard fan Harry Kane deservedly scored the opening goal by slotting it past Petr Cech. They also had other chances and we barely had any which was unlike us.

The second half changed though as Spurs decided to look after their lead meaning that they invited pressure on themselves. I thought they should have played exactly the same way as they did in the first half by attacking a lot and they probably would have won if they had. 

We upped our game as we had to and Giroud had chances to equalise. He hit the bar from a free kick and glanced another one just wide. Cech also kept us in the game though with some great saves.

These saves proved vital as eventually we equalised through the most unlikely goalscorer. I thought it was strange when Wenger brought off attacker Joel Campbell for left back Kieran Gibbs but the latter proved to be an inspired substitution. He converted a Mesut Ozil cross (another assist) near the end to take a point from the game.

This result meant that we were still joint top of the table with Man City and we now have an international break which will give some of our injured players the time to recover and maybe give us a much needed boost going into the busy festive period. 

But the most important thing is that even with lots of injuries and us not playing well, Tottenham still can’t beat us! 


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