Alexandre Lacazette’s second-half penalty was enough to secure a 2-1 win for Arsenal against Tottenham in the second north London derby of the season on Sunday evening.

Spurs took the lead with half an hour played, as Erik Lamela found space in the area before pulling off yet another unbelievable rabona and picking out the bottom corner.

— Arsenal (@Arsenal) March 14, 2021

The Gunners drew level before half-time, with Kieran Tierney picking out Martin Odegaard with a smart cross and the Real Madrid loanee sweeping the ball into the bottom corner.

Midway through the second half the game was turned on its head, as Davinson Sanchez’ mistimed challenge brought down Lacazette in the area and the Frenchman picked himself up to hand the Gunners the lead.

Tottenham pushed for a late equaliser – with Harry Kane finding the net only for it to be ruled out for offside – but their efforts were hampered as Lamela was handed his second yellow card of the game for a hand in the face of Kieran Tierney and the Gunners held on for the win.

That’s the match highlights out of the way, now to those all important Arsenal and Spurs player ratings…

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

David Luiz started in the centre of the Arsenal defence against Tottenham Hotspur
David Luiz started in the centre of the Arsenal defence against Tottenham Hotspur | Pool/Getty Images
Arsenal's Granit Xhaka squares up to Tottenham's Erik Lamela
Granit Xhaka squares up to Erik Lamela | Julian Finney/Getty Images

3. Forwards

Alexandre Lacazette was restored to the starting XI after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was dropped
Alexandre Lacazette was restored to the starting XI after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was dropped | Dan Mullan/Getty Images

— Arsenal (@Arsenal) March 14, 2021

TOTTENHAM RATINGS

Sergio Reguilon
Sergio Reguilon did well in the build-up to Spurs’ equaliser | Dan Mullan/Getty Images

6. Midfielders

Lucas Moura started in the Tottenham midfield three
Lucas Moura started in the Tottenham midfield three | Julian Finney/Getty Images
Gareth Bale didn't have his best afternoon in a Spurs shirt
Gareth Bale didn’t have his best afternoon in a Spurs shirt | Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images

8. Substitutes

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 14, 2021

Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham: Player ratings as Alexandre Lacazette penalty downs 10-man Spurs
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