Arsenal Victory over Spurs at Thottenham hotspur stadium
Arsenal advances forward after a scoring goals with a leading score of 2-0 victory at rivals Tottenham on Sunday. Manchester City fell to a 2-1 defeat at Manchester United on Saturday and Arsenal on their win over spurs they lea to eight points with their first away win in the north London derby since 2014 and topped the premier league table.
Hugo Lloris incomprehensible own goal and Martin Odegaard’s sublime first-half strike proved the difference at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, where a fan seemingly kicked out at Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale at full time. Antonio Conte’s side improved after the interval but a largely uninspiring performance leaves Spurs five points off fourth-placed United, who have played a game fewer.
Lloris Biggest failure for the Club
Lloris handed Arsenal the lead as he inexplicably parried into his own net after Bukayo Saka’s tame right-wing cross-shot deflected off Ryan Sessegnon towards goal. Tottenham’s goalkeeper atoned somewhat by keeping out Odegaard’s fizzing drive, while Thomas Partey struck the right-hand post with a thunderous volley. Yet those warnings were not taken into account by Spurs, who were 2-0 down when Odegaard was again offered room outside the area. This time, he picked out the bottom-right corner. Ramsdale denied Harry Kane’s header on the stroke of half-time before thwarting the Spurs striker and Sessegnon after the interval with impressive stops in quick succession.
Eddie Nketiah wastefully fired against the onrushing Lloris shortly after, though that mattered for little as Arsenal despite a late flurry of Thottenham Hotspur pressure eased to a potentially pivotal victory. Tempers threatened to boil over at the end, when a Tottenham supporter kicked out at Ramsdale after a confrontation with Richarlison, though Mikel Arteta rushed across to drag his team away from a potential flashpoint.
January was labelled by some as defining month for Arsenal’s title challenge, with the Gunners having to face Champions League contenders Newcastle United, Tottenham and United. Arteta’s side were far from their best in a goalless draw with Newcastle but improved to dominate this time out. Victory for an eight game Premier League ended for an unbeaten run for Spurs at home to Arsenal, who will look to build on their first league double over their rivals since the 2013-14 season as they seek their first top title since 2004.
Odegaard has been pivotal to Arsenal’s upturn in fortunes this season, with the Norway international repeatedly providing creative master class for the resurgent Gunners. The 24 years old player has eight goals and five assists after 23 games in all competitions this term, surpassing last season’s tallies of seven goals and 12 goal involvements. Arsenal might have lost out on Mykhaylo Mudryk to London rivals Chelsea, but they have one of the league’s outstanding attacking talents in Odegaard.
No player in the Premier League has committed more errors leading to goals this season than Lloris, though those stats do not include own goals. His calamity marked his first own goal in the competition in his 354th appearance, while Chris Armstrong (in 2000) and Kevin Winner (in 2016) are the only others to turn into their own net in the history of this fixture in the Premier League. Over all the match was a well said victory to Arsenal.
Arteta hails about Victory
After the match, Mikel Arterta was excited about the victory and gave a speech in conference. He said that,”It’s great, Going in the dressing room and feeling the joy and togetherness around the team and how much it meant to them – it’s special”.
“We know we are here because of the way we play, the way we live together and the unity we have. We must not forget that because tomorrow we have to try to do exactly the same and carry on with the form we have at the moment”.
“This game has a big emotional attachment because obviously there is a big history between the two clubs and it means so much for us and our people to win here”.
“It is a great position to be in and let’s enjoy every single moment and let’s keep focusing.”