'This is Unai Emery's victory': Fans praise Arsenal coach after derby victory

The Gunners let a one-goal lead of their own slip after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had opened the scoring in a classic North London derby, as Harry Kane was also successful from 12 yards after Eric Dier had restored parity.

Mesut Ozil praised his Arsenal team-mates in the aftermath of their 4-2 victory over Tottenham in the north London derby.

Sub Alexandre Lacazette gave Arsenal the lead again and Lucas Torreira struck a late fourth to seal the points, while Spurs were reduced to 10 men with Vertonghen sent off for a second yellow late on.

Vertonghen was dismissed in the closing stages to compound a miserable day for the visitors.

Spurs meanwhile could close the gap with league leaders Manchester City to five points with a win over Arsenal today.

It looked like it could be a tough afternoon for Arsenal going into the half-time break.

Dier produced a deft header onto the end of a Christian Eriksen cross on the half hour mark and subsequently riled up the Gunners crowd in the North Bank corner of the Emirates by putting his finger to his lips, gesturing to the Arsenal contingent to "pipe down" after they had been in fine fettle for the opening 30 minutes.

Heung-Min Son went down under the challenge of Rob Holding but replays showed there to be little or no contact.

"He scored a goal as well".

'After the first goal we conceded, we had a moment when we were down, but at half-time we were still confident.

Looking nervous all of a sudden, Tottenham were thankful that Dele Alli had positioned himself on the line to block Shkodran Mustafi's shot, which Torreira followed up with a near-miss from the rebound. It's a top-five battle between the heated rivals, with Tottenham in third place and Arsenal in fifth.



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