Tottenham Hotspur hosted Arsenal in front of 2000 home fans in the Premier League Gameweek 11 fixture. What was once a tough fixture for the Lilywhites is now a routine win. This time around they won 2-0 with Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane scoring.
Mikel Arteta’s job looks to be in danger after dropping points in the Premier League again. Golden Boot front-runner Dominic Calvert-Lewin has now scored more goals than Arsenal in the League. The Gooners need to pick up their form, they have not won a game after beating Manchester United 1-0 thanks to a penalty gifted by Paul Pogba.
TOTTENHAM PLAYER RATINGS VS ARSENAL:
HUGO LLORIS (GK) – 7
Didn’t have much to do the whole game really. Lloris was neat and tidy where and when it was needed.
SERGE AURIER (RB) – 6
The Ivorian right-back struggled down the right side in some parts of the game due to Kieran Tierney’s crosses.
TOBY ALDERWEIRELD (CB) – 7
Alderweireld came back from injury to play in the North London Derby. The Belgian put in an amazing shift in-front of Lloris.
ERIC DIER (CB) – 7
Dier has been part of the Spurs’ backbone this season. He had a solid game last night too.
SERGIO REGUILON (LB) – 7
After almost joining Manchester United in the summer, Reguilon joined the Spurs. He has been solid in defence and also joins in on the counter-attacks.
GIOVANI LO CELSO (CM) – 6
Another injury returnee for Spurs, Giovani Lo Celso struggled a bit in the first half. Sloppy.
PIERRE-EMILE HOJBJERG (CM) – 9
MOTM for The Lilywhites, Hojbjerg is finally being recognized for the work he does. He was everywhere, breaking down Arsenal’s attacks and setting up counters for his own team.
MOUSSA SISSOKO (CM) – 7
Sissoko was his usual self as he put in a splendid performance in midfield against The Gooners.
HEUNG-MIN SON (LW) – 8
Son is now a regular appearance on the scoresheet for Tottenham Hotspurs. The South Korean scored Spurs’ first goal in the 2-0 win.
STEVEN BERGWIJN (RW) – 7
The Dutch International had a normal game on the right-winger. Bergwijn tracked back well and did his defensive duty well.
HARRY KANE (ST) MOM – 10
Kane has been the best player in the Premier League this season. He assisted the 1st goal and then went on to score the 2nd. Jose Mourinho has transformed Kane from a goalscoring machine into a goalscoring, playmaking, defensive machine.
ARSENAL PLAYER RATINGS VS SPURS:
BERND LENO (GK) – 6
Leno couldn’t do much last night as his defense let him down. Saved a couple of shots which would’ve ended up in the back of the net for sure.
HECTOR BELLERIN (RB) – 3
A disaster class as Football Twitter would put it. Bellerin had a very poor game down the right side of the pitch. He has now managed to amass 5 foul throws in one month.
ROB HOLDING (CB) – 4
Holding was at fault for the Spurs’ first goal after he gave Son way too much space in Arsenal’s half.
GABRIEL (CB) – 6
Gabriel is the only good thing about Arsenal this season. The Brazilian couldn’t do much last night, however.
KIERAN TIERNEY (LB) – 7
Tierney put in a good shift in an awful Arsenal side. The Scotsman almost created a goalscoring opportunity due to his pinpoint crossing.
GRANIT XHAKA (DM) – 4
Xhaka was his usual self, inconsistent. Fouling Spurs’ players left right and center. He didn’t offer much to the Arsenal side. Not good enough.
THOMAS PARTEY (DM) – 5
Partey was looking good before he got injured right after the Spurs scored their 2nd goal just before half-time.
ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE (AM) – 5
Couldn’t do much against Hojbjerg. The Frenchman tried to create chances but failed.
BUKAYO SAKA (LW) – 7
Watching Saka is something Arsenal fans look forward to every game. Looked dangerous in the second half but wasn’t supported by his teammates.
WILLIAN (RW) – 4
Willian hasn’t performed since his Arsenal debut and at this point, no one really expects him to either. A poor performance from the Brazilian yet again.
PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG (ST) – 4
A poor start to the season has now turned into a regular occurrence for Arsenal’s main man. He just doesn’t look like his old self ever since signing the contract extension.
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