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Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham: Gunners’ revival continues with impressive home win against Spurs

Arsenal’s Premier League revival continued on Sunday afternoon as they sealed an impressive 3-1 win over Tottenham in an entertaining north London derby.

Mikel Arteta’s side put in an entertaining first-half performance with their opponents struggling to put much together in the final third.

The first goal arrived after just 12 minutes when the lively Emile Smith Rowe tucked in a Bukayo Saka cross before he turned provider for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to make it 2-0 just before the half-hour mark. 

Saka scored the third in the 34th minute before a Son-Heung Min consolation with 11 minutes to go. 

The match got off to an entertaining start, with both attacking sets of the two sides trying to find the early goal. 

It was the Gunners though who showed more pace and hunger, hurrying their opponents with the slightest of chances. 

It was no surprise when they took the lead in the 12th minute after some beautiful play on the wing, which ended in Smith Rowe finding the back of the net in his first north London derby. 

Three minutes later Thomas Partey stung Hugo Lloris’ palms with a ferocious shot from just outside the box as the Gunners sought to extend their lead. 

It did not take long for them to double their lead, and it came in the 27th minute courtesy of a lightning counter-attack. 

Aubameyang ran onto a pass from Rowe after great movement and hit a fine first-time shot into the net from close range.

It was basically match over in the 34th minute as Saka managed to weave his way through the defence to score a wonderful goal. 

Harry Kane came close to pulling one back just before the break when he reacted well and displayed good awareness inside the box to get on the end of a corner kick but failed to direct the ball into the net as it flew narrowly wide of the right post.

Spurs managed to steady the ship a little bit in the second half and even managed to pull one back. 

First, though, Kane felt he should have been awarded a penalty after he was brought down inside the box, but the referee, unsighted, waved play on.

The England captain came close again in the 63rd minute as he headed a cross goalward but it flew wide of the right post. 

An opening finally came in the 79th minute as Sergio Reguilon managed to feed the ball through to Son, who picked up the pass inside the box and quickly sent it into the middle of the goal for a 3-1 scoreline. 

None of the teams could add to their tally as the match ended in favour of Arteta’s Gunners, condemning Spurs to their third successive defeat this season. 



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