EPL: Spurs, Arsenal light up Wembley stadium

Arsene Wenger will put his side's fine Wembley record on the line this weekend

BT Sport pundit Keown was highly critical of Arsenal's defensive performance as they were fortunate to finish the north London derby conceding just only once as they lost the north London derby to Tottenham at Wembley.

And wouldn't you know it?

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp says that striker Harry Kane will stay loyal to the club, despite interest from Real Madrid.

We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website and bring you more relevant advertising. However, this win sees Tottenham take seven points from United, Liverpool and Arsenal ahead of Tuesday's UCL clash against Juventus.

Toby Alderweireld, Harry Winks and Danny Rose all returned from long-term injuries to play in the midweek FA Cup win over Newport County.

And yet, Arsenal still could have stolen a point.

Arsene Wenger's side were competitive in the first half, and looked unsafe on the counter-attack, but they were second best after the interval. From the opening whistle of the half until about the second minute of stoppage time, it was all Spurs.

Pochettino believes Tottenham would have claimed a far more convincing win over Arsenal but for Petr Cech. "I want to congratulate them and keep going".

Yeah, that's the one.

But Spurs fashioned its best chance when Kane had a header stopped by Peter Cech, while Eric Dier failed to connect properly with a loose ball inside the area.

With that went Arsenal's final chance of snatching an equaliser, as the final whistle sounded nearly immediately thereafter.

KANEEEEE! A lovely header!

Meanwhile, January may have been heralded as the start of a new era for Arsenal, and last weekend's thrashing of Everton certainly suggests that they are back on track, but supporters do not need reminding of past false dawns.

Following games such as the magnificent victory over Manchester United at Wembley and the derby win over Arsenal it becomes nearly inconceivable that Spurs could miss out on the top four.

Spurs on the other hand were looking to revenge their 2-0 loss in the reverse fixture in November that saw Alexis Sanchez net the second goal.

Currently, Spurs are fifth in the EPL points table with 49 points whereas Arsenal are sixth with 45 points. The Gunners played with a back four but also a midfield five which consisted of Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka, Jack Wilshere, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and Mesut Ozil.

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