Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen tells Arsenal: Power is shifting

Tottenham Hotspur's Spanish striker Fernando Llorente controls the ball during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Newport County and Tottenham Hotspur at Rodney Parade

Arsene Wenger admitted Arsenal's hopes of finishing in the top-four were increasingly slim after their 1-0 loss to Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday. We are so proud he is in our side", Pochettino said when an interviewer asked about Kane's "proper old-fashioned" center forward's header."In the second half we found space and created problems.

It would have been cruel on Tottenham, who are now 17 points off the top of the table but up to third.

Arsenal's players shouted for a push on Koscielny; so did their manager Arsene Wenger, but the appeals smacked of desperation.

The England star's 32nd club goal of the season means he has now scored seven times in seven leagues games against Arsenal.

Spurs likewise had few chances in a poor first half but Kane made amends with his 23rd league goal of the season, his seventh top-flight derby strike in as many games. "In the first half, the game should have been finished for me".

Spurs began the stronger side and Kane's clever flick sent Dele Alli racing clear before he whipped over a low cross that was nearly turned into his own goal by Shkodran Mustafi but for the alert goalkeeping of Petr Cech. "We contained them to very little", Wenger said after the game.

"We missed chances on the counter attack that are not acceptable at this level".

And it was only the defiance of Cech that kept a rampant Spurs at bay in the second half, producing a collection of outstanding saves to somehow keep Arsenal in contention as Pochettino's side threatened to run riot.

Against United at Wembley, he did everything but score, peppering the visitors' goal with eight shots.

"I have been repeating for three years he is one of the best strikers in the world", Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said.

"I am very, very confident we will win a trophy very soon". But I'm telling you and I tell you again, from my experience in football, he's one of the best.

The visitors were starting to look exposed at the back and Spurs wasted three chances on the break, with Son Heung-min blazing over the bar, Alli prodding wide when one-on-one with Cech and substitute Erik Lamela seeing an effort blocked wide at the right-hand post.

Yet Wenger, who also spoke out against Manchester City's England worldwide Raheem Sterling earlier this season, believes it is English players who have become the "masters" of diving.



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