It was all about North London power shift and Pochettino’s unbeaten league record against Arsenal since joining Tottenham Hotspurs. All of those scripts and pages were shredded as the Gunners won 2-0 at the Emirates.
Surely, the media have swung towards the red half of London while few still debate about the level of officiating and questionable calls. The Gunners can bask in the comfortable victory courtesy of goals from Mustafi and Alexis.
Alas, A League Victory
Tottenham matched into the Emirates with a 6 match unbeaten league record against Arsenal. Their last loss was at White Hart Lane in March 2014 thanks to Rosicky’s early strike. When Mustafi’s 37th minute header looped in from Ozil’s freekick, the handwriting began to be visible.
Lacazette and Alexis combined 4 minutes later to put the game beyond Spurs. Any talk of power shift began to shift back to status quo. While the visitors enjoyed possession, the Gunners failed to capitalize on second half chances to add a third. A first victory in 7 is good enough.
Triple Three Three
Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Alex Lacazette started a Premier League for the third time and they all ended in a win for Arsenal. Ozil and Lacazette got assists while Sanchez scored in the win against Spurs.
In those three games (Spurs inclusive), they have had 3 goals contribution each – Ozil (1 goal, 2 assists), Sanchez (1 goal, 2 assists), Lacazette (1 goal, 2 assists). Are they Arsenal’s winning formular?
Longest Emirates Unbeaten Run
Arsenal extended their unbeaten home run to 13 matches – their longest since moving to the Emirates. That 5-1 loss to Bayern Munich in March was the last time Arsene Wenger’s boys were beaten at home.
A clean sheet, two goals and three points – Arsenal can look forward to Germany with relaxation. Ozil was awarded the Premier League man of the match. No better way to silence your critics.
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