Arsenal made their last visit to White Hart Lane and came out second best against Tottenham in a game that was decided by two quick-fire goals.
Keiran Gibbs started his second consecutive Premier League game in over 2 years and Wenger retained his new found back three system with Koscielny and Gabriel completing the trio. It was not to matter as the end result was a 2-0 victory for the team that was sharper in the box and eager to have the ball.
Olivier Giroud started upfront but made little or no impact. Sanchez was as frustrating as he is now known for, losing balls and making it difficult for himself. Sadly he couldn’t get a goal. Ramsey was the closest Gunner to get a goal but his shots were tame like some U12 winger.
It was an entertaining game and the two sides had chances but the Gunners failed to convert. Under pressure to perform, following victor for Chelsea and slips by the Manchester sides, a winner was needed at White Hart Lane.
First half ended 0-0 with Dele Alli having the best chance of the half. He gave Spurs the lead when he reacted quickest after Erickson danced into the Gunners’ box and drew a save from Cech. Seconds later, Kane was hacked down by Gabriel in the box and the rest is history and geography.
Welbeck and Walcott came on but had little impacts. Cech even had to make more saves to keep the scoreline at 2-0. Poor Arsenal, there will be no St. Totteringham Day this season. Their rivals will finish above them for the first time in 22 years.
That is only a small matter. This is the worst by Arsenal in many years. 42+ goals conceded already with 5 matches to go and it is now harder to score. Who would save Arsenal. Not even Anthony Joshua can save Arsenal after his KO victory over Wlad Klitchko.
Manchester United is next. Our top 4 hopes hang by a thread.