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Arsenal 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 – Quick Reviews Part 17

28 Feb

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Arsenal 1 (Gibbs 77) – Tottenham Hotspur (Kane 32)

Man of the Match – Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur)

Arsenal rescued a pivotal point in a closely contested derby game against Tottenham. Arsenal, reeling from their 5-1 mauling at the hands of German giants Bayern Munich, knew they were up for a tough game against Mauricio Pochettino’s revitalized Tottenham side.

Tottenham have lost just one game all season, away at Manchester United on opening day, while Arsenal needed a point to go level with Manchester City at the top. Mathieu Debuchy kept his place at right-back, with Hector Bellerin still injured, while Laurent Koscielny returned to replace Gabriel at the back. Tottenham kept the ball intelligently and sprayed it around well in the first half, and looked the more dangerous of the two.

Petr Cech was called on a few times to make saves, first of which was keeping out Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld’s header, before both Cristian Eriksen and Harry Kane shot wide of goal. Sp*rs took their much deserved lead in the 32nd minute, when Harry Kane raced past Per Mertesacker, having played in by left-back Danny Rose, who escaped the attentions of Laurent Koscielny. Arsenal’s first shot wouldn’t come until the 38th minute.

In a tactical ploy, Mathieu Flamini came on for Santi Cazorla, to stifle Tottenham’s star youngster Dele Alli. Arsenal relentlessly went in search of an equalizer, with Giroud going close twice with headers. The goal finally came in the 77th minute, when Kieran Gibbs got ahead of England team-mate Kyle Walker, to meet the end of a Mesut Ozil cross, to shoot past Hugo Lloris. Arsenal had gotten themselves out of jail!

Jai Arsenal 🙂

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Posted by on February 28, 2016 in 2015-2016, Match Reviews

 

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