Arsenal boss Emery can see Pochettino moving to Real Madrid

Danny Woods
December 2, 2018

It was certainly a North London Derby that was already living up to its astronomical expectations even before Spurs star Eric Dier cancelled out deadly Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's opener.

Going against recent trends, Arsenal were quick out of the blocks and had Tottenham rattled as they chased and harried.

The club are now 18 matches unbeaten in all competitions, and the striker is confident that run can continue.

With thing beginning to boil over on the field, Rob Holding lunged in on Son and conceded a penalty, which Kane buried to make it eight goals in eight North London derbies - matching the amount scored by Emmanuel Adebayor in this fixture during the Premier League era.

The Spurs head to Emirates Stadium coming off of a 3-1 win over Chelsea and a 1-0 win against Inter Milan to keep their Champions League knockout stage hopes alive.

Aubameyang had a great chance to double his tally for the afternoon but fluffed his lines as Sead Kolasinac's deflected cross found him six yards out.

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The German midfielder was left to sit on the Gunners' bench last week, as Emery admitted Ozil was not suited to a "very demanding match with physicality and intensity".

Bernd Leno of Arsenal.

Arsenal reacted well and were nearly level on the stroke of half-time as Mustafi's looping header came back off the crossbar.

Asked if he could have played, Emery replied: 'He has back ache.

Bellerin nearly gifted Tottenham a third, passing the ball across goal straight to Son, who could not beat Leno with the resulting strike.

Sub Alexandre Lacazette gave Arsenal the lead again and Lucas Torreira struck a late fourth to seal the points, while Spurs were reduced to 10 men with Vertonghen sent off for a second yellow late on.

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