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Derby Day Victory, the Gunners Back On Top | Three Takeaways From the Tottenham vs Arsenal Game

Spurs vs Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal

Arsenal squeezed a 3-2 away win against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, seeing to it that Saint Totteringham’s day would come this year. After a 2-2 draw at the Emirates in the previous league fixture in September, Arsenal came out victorious in the second fixture at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

In the early stages of the game, Bukayo Saka swung in a corner which deflected off Højbjerg and into the Spur’s net. Then, in the 22nd minute, the Spurs thought they had got one back after Van de Ven put it into the back of the net, but the goal was ruled offside.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal, Kai Havertz
Image Obtained via The Mirror

In the 27th minute, Kai Havertz played a beautiful ball to Saka on the counter, and he scored with his trademark finish of cutting in and finessing it. After, in the 38th minute, a Declan Rice corner was headed home by Kai Havertz, almost sealing it for the Gunners.

In the second half, David Raya made a mistake, leading to Romero scoring for the home side. Later, in the 88th minute, Declan Rice gave away a penalty and Son converted it to make it 2 for the Spurs. Let’s look at three key takeaways from the game

1. Kai Havertz Is Home.

At the beginning of the season, Kai Havertz received criticism from Arsenal supporters after starting off in bad form. But as of late, he has definitely found his footing. With 12 goals and 4 assists in the Premier League alone (Stats via Premier League), he is certainly worth his price tag.

The German attacker has 11 non-penalty goals, which is the same amount as Cole Palmer. Manager Mikel Arteta has turned him into someone Chelsea could never have.

2. Superb Starboy Saka

Bukayo Saka became the first player to score in both North London derbies in a single Premier League season since Alexandre Lacazette in the 2019/2020 season. He has accumulated 15 goals and 9 assists in the league alone this campaign (Stats via Transfermarkt).

Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal, Bukayo Saka
Image Obtained via Zac Goodwin/PA via AP

The English winger is possibly the most important player in the Arsenal squad, almost never missing out on games which he once again showed against Tottenham Hotspur. It is becoming quite obvious that he has the potential to surpass even the Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.

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3. A Different Arsenal

After last year’s bottling of the Premier League, this year the Gunners seem to have evolved. We have scored the most goals in the Premier League, and have conceded the least. The highest goal-difference and the most clean sheets, and undefeated against the big 6. If City manage to edge past us, I believe that Arsenal supporters should still be very proud of their team.

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One thought on “Derby Day Victory, the Gunners Back On Top | Three Takeaways From the Tottenham vs Arsenal Game

  1. Arsenal do not ‘bottle’ anything. Choke perhaps, but never ‘bottle’. Do you even know what it means?

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