Tottenham vs Arsenal. Opinion of coaches

Tottenham vs Arsenal. Opinion of coaches

Tottenham vs Arsenal. Opinion of coaches

Tottenham can move third if they win, at least until Liverpool play Southampton on Sunday and Chelsea play West Brom on Monday.

"I believe what you want in a game like that is to keep him quiet and for our strikers to express their talent". Set up a couple of half chances but did not do enough to steal even a point. The Gunners are actually closer on points to the foot of the table than the top.

Tottenham's prospects of finishing in the top four have been boosted by seven points from a tough three-game run starting with victory over Manchester United at Wembley 10 days ago which was followed by Kane's stoppage time penalty to secure a draw at Liverpool last weekend.

Mathematically, they still are in the race, but mentally, is their mind ready for the race?

ARSENE WENGER will not prioritise the Europa League - despite virtually conceding Arsenal's top-four hopes. Not only because it was a north London derby and obviously this is the most important game for Arsenal fans.

'This was a game we couldn't afford to lose, ' said Wenger.

In stark contrast, this was another dispiriting day for Arsenal in a season already marred by too many painful moments. Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Alex Iwobi, Mohamed Elneny and the entire back line. Wenger in big away games prefers a three-man defence as it offers better stability and contains opposition attacks. Always, you dream of playing in these type of games.

Arsenal were reeling and had Petr Cech to thank for keeping them in the match after the Arsenal goalkeeper tipped Eriksen's free kick over.

"In the second half the first 25 to 30 minutes we played incredible football and we created a lot of chances".

"Second half with the same shape we were much better". And then it was all the Tottneham show.

Arsenal did have two last-gasp opportunities, but sub Lacazette first blazed over on the volley from 12 yards, before poking just wide after drifting behind the Spurs defenders.

It was Cech who kept the score at 1-0 with a sequence of smart saves, but the Gunners' goalkeeper also came perilously close to undermining all of his hard work with some bafflingly very bad passing under pressure.

Spurs continued to dominate and were rewarded in the 49th minute when Kane's thumping header - off Ben Davies' delicious cross - left Cech helpless.

Tottenham are on their way to finish another season above Arsenal.

The first half was an exercise in defensive austerity, with both teams holding each other at bay for the most part. That was their first loss in the North London Derby since 2015, and they'll be eager to get a strong measure of revenge and send the Gunners home packing with a loss.

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