The tension was palpable before the last ever North London Derby at the current version of White Hart Lane.
The first-half started relatively positively for Arsenal, restricting Tottenham to playing in the midfield whilst looking dangerous on the counter-attack. Spurs began to dominate, however, after a deflected Harry Kane cross looped onto the head of Dele Alli who somehow managed to miss the open goal and a rash challenge from Oxlade-Chamberlain allowed Son to find Eriksen who hit the bar. This set the tone for the second half where Arsenal were out-thought, outfought and ultimately outplayed.
Arsenal’s midfield looked dysfunctional compared to Spurs’ well-oiled machine and five minutes of madness resulted in two quick-fire goals for the men in white. From then on in Arsenal lacked the intensity and creativity to break-down Tottenham’s well-organised defence who held on for the three points comfortably. Fans reacted on Twitter with criticism for both the players and manager whilst some attempted to remain positive about the situation.
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