Arsenal present title credentials with win over Tottenham
Arsenal prolonged their lead on the prime of the Premier League desk with a snug 3-1 victory over north London rivals Tottenham on Saturday.
THE LOWDOWN: BRAGGING RIGHTS AND THREE POINTS
After making a flying begin to the season, the one accusation being lobbied at Arsenal earlier than this weekend was that they’d not claimed an announcement end result in opposition to a ‘big side’.
Thomas Partey’s long-range strike opened the scoring however Harry Kane’s penalty tied issues up on the break. Gabriel Jesus quickly restored Arsenal’s lead after the interval and, after Emerson Royal was despatched off, Granit Xhaka’s strike ultimately secured all three factors.
Arsenal have been fully the higher aspect and deservedly secured a 3rd straight dwelling victory on this fixture for the primary time since 2013.
For Partey, he scored his third Premier League aim for Arsenal, which means all of his objectives have come on the Emirates and have been openers as effectively. The Gunners went on to win all these video games.
Gabriel Jesus continues his brilliant form at Arsenal, which means solely Erling Haaland (12) has been straight concerned in additional Premier League objectives than Jesus (8) this season, whereas solely Andrey Arshavin (9) had extra involvements in his first eight appearances for Arsenal within the Premier League.
It can also be a great run of kind for Arteta within the north London derby as a supervisor, because the Spaniard has gained all three of his home games in cost in opposition to Tottenham. It means solely two different managers have executed that – George Morrell (1909-1911) and Terry Neill (1977-1979).
THE LATEST: STATEMENT RESULT
October has been labelled as a difficult period for Arsenal and so they have began on the very best be aware.
However, there are extra robust fixtures to return, beginning with Liverpool on the weekend. Just earlier than that conflict in opposition to the Reds although, the Gunners will return to Europa League motion in opposition to Bodo/Glimt and will probably be wanting to solidify their standing as Group leaders with a win in opposition to the Norwegian outfit.
THE VERDICT: SOMETHING TO BUILD ON
Arsenal have now proven their title prospects with a win over Tottenham in what was an announcement end result. Though many proceed to doubt the Gunners’ title push, they proceed to say factors and present that they’re a a lot completely different aspect from final season.
Should Arsenal go on to document a end result in opposition to Liverpool as effectively, it could certainly spark extra discuss in regards to the Gunners being the only real challengers for the Premier League title, alongside Manchester City.