Arsenal Confirmed Lineup vs Tottenham: Aubameyang, Mkhitaryan start; Lacazette on the bench

Lynette Rowe
February 12, 2018

But if not for Alexandre Lacazette letting everyone know why Arsenal paid $79 million for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a couple weeks ago, the Gunners might have stolen a point.

His 32nd goal of the season earned Tottenham a well-deserved 1-0 victory over Arsenal and in truth, it could have been four or five in the second half.

"This is what we needed, we've played Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal and we've taken seven points out of nine, that's great".

It was Kane's eighth goal in his last seven games, and he could have doubled his side's advantage when he stooped to head wide from Kieran Trippier's cross. Kane appeared to have pushed Laurent Koscielny while leaping forward to make contact with the ball.

A small appeal for a foul on the French defender was dismissed and Kane wheeled away in celebrations amongst another record breaking crowd at Wembley.

"And it is how they now handle that next summer and so for Pochettino and Tottenham, this season might be the season where they need to get that trophy - maybe they get that chance in the Champions League - as it is just hard to sustain that".

There can not be a harder player to shake off the ball then the former Fulham man, just ask messrs Wilshere, El Neny and Xhaka - the latter two being hauled off after being in Dembele's shadow for much of the 90 minutes.

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The significance of this game was beyond the two sides' old rivalry as both of them desperately aim for a top four finish. We were destabilised by the goal they scored.

The Begian has dominated the midfield, his strength allowing him to drive through the middle of the pitch and open the game up for Spurs.

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp says that striker Harry Kane will stay loyal to the club, despite interest from Real Madrid. We can't just be stuck looking back at this game.

Post-match, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted the loss to Spurs will cost his side in their quest for the top four.

Although slow to get into full flow, when Spurs get up and running they show that they are up there with the most unsafe sides in the league.

Spurs are third with 52 points, one ahead of Liverpool who play struggling Southampton on Sunday, February 11.

The next game may be too late as we are already 7 points behind Tottenham and our next League game is against Man City straight after the League Cup Final, but Bellerin is not giving up on us still making the Top Four.

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