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Arsenal 2-2 Tottenh*m – spirited fightback not quite enough

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We battled back from 2-0 down to salvage a draw on Sunday after Tottenham had managed to somehow go 2-0 up before half time.

Emery started the game with Lacazette, Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe but it was Spurs who bossed the first half despite our impressive strikeforce.

Wantaway Christian Eriksen scored a tap in after Leno spilled an early shot, and Harry Kane scored yet another NLD penalty after Son was upended in the box by Granit Xhaka.

Alexandre Lacazette struck a consolation just before half time to spur on a second half fightback, a cracking solo goal which left Lloris with no chance, the Frenchman lashing home with the final effort of the half.

With just 20 minutes left on the clock, and just when it looked like Tottenham were about to shut up shop for the day, Aubameyang latched onto Man of the Match Guendouzi’s chipped through ball to set up a grandstand finish in North London, both sides going all out for a vital winner.

Both keepers played a huge part in winning a point for their side with some brilliant saves from both Leno and Lloris, but VAR was to play a bigger part, with a potential winner from Sokratis being ruled out at the death. It was adjudged that Kolasinac was (rightly) offside in the build-up to what had seemed liked the deciding goal for North London’s biggest side (i.e. us).

However, despite Harry Kane’s blatant, yet unpunished, transparent attempt to once again cheat his way to all three points for Spurs, the honours remained even.

The draw means that both sides go into this week’s interlull relatively happy with a point a piece.

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