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.
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…