A ten-man Arsenal has copped a significant blow in its pursuit to qualify for subsequent season’s Champions League, as Mikel Arteta’s facet misplaced 3-0 to Tottenham Hotspur.
The Gunners stay in pole place for fourth spot within the Premier League ladder however the consequence strikes Spurs inside only one level of their bitter North London rivals with solely two video games left to play this season.
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The consequence additionally introduced Arsenal’s four-game win streak to a screeching halt, having misplaced 4 of the 5 fixtures earlier than that run.
Spurs’ deadly strike drive of Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son have been as soon as once more the hazard duo, because the Gunners merely had no reply to repel the 2.
Kane opened the proceedings within the twenty second minute after Spurs have been gifted a penalty because of Cedric Soares pushing Heung-Min Son to the ground.
The England skipper despatched Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale the improper technique to rating his twelfth North London derby objective.
Arsenal’s night time turned even more durable within the thirty third minute when centre again Rob Holding was despatched off for a second bookable offence for a excessive arm that caught Son on the face.
Kane heaped on additional distress for Arsenal simply 4 minutes later when he popped up for his second objective of the night time, as he obtained on the tip of a flicked header from Rodrigo Bentancur.
Going into half-time, Arteta will need to have questioned how he may assist his 10 males get again into the sport, however his workforce discuss went out the window simply two minutes into the second half when Son obtained his first of the night.
The South Korean’s objective introduced his tally to 21 for the season, just one behind Liverpool celebrity Mohamed Salah because the golden boot race appears set to go all the way down to the wire.
It may and will have been much more, with Spurs lacking additional probabilities and Arsenal providing little in return because the Tottenham devoted erupted in chants of “ole.”
With simply two video games now left within the season, Arsenal can’t fail to go away any factors on the desk with their native rivals respiratory down its neck.
Each side take pleasure in beneficial fixtures within the remaining run dwelling to the season, with Arsenal making an away journey to Newcastle earlier than finishing the marketing campaign at dwelling to Everton.
In the meantime, Spurs have a house fixture in opposition to Burnley earlier than visiting the Championship-bound Norwich Metropolis on the ultimate day.