Major Talking Points As Spurs Defeat Arsenal In The North London Derby


Tottenham entertains Arsenal at Wembley in a power-packed clash which could ultimately be decisive in the race for the top-four. We have had three massive games against Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal and seven points is good.

"The priority remains being in the Champions League (qualification places) through the Premier League", Wenger said. Toby Alderwiereld's return to the side in the midweek win over Newport County will be a huge boost to Spurs while Victor Wanyama's availability gives them more solidity at the base of the midfield.

Goalkeeper Cech- reported by The Metro- did not shy away in his own analysis of the game: "In this type of game you need to take your chances, and I know we had two at the end".

"The second half we should have lost the game in the early part of it by a couple of times goal".

"We feel very proud".

It was Kane's eighth goal in his last seven games, and he could have doubled his side's advantage when he stooped to head wide from Kieran Trippier's cross.

Was a constant presence in the final third for Arsenal but was often caught out at the back, leaving his backline without much cover.

"We've got good momentum, the Champions League coming up, which we're looking forward to, then we've got to keep it going in the league".

"In the first half we missed three or four opportunities on the counter attack which is hard to swallow, always the final ball".

On the field Aubameyang and the new Arsenal signings failed to score in the defeat, thus leaving no doubt who, at least for the day, was the best striker. Having been the better side for the majority of the game, Tottenham had a lot of chances that they could not convert and Pochettino's men should have scored at least three goals.

"I remember there were tremendous cases here when foreign players did it but I must say the English players have learned very quickly and they might even be the masters now".

In contrast to Wenger's woes, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was searching for fresh ways to praise Kane.

"We can only look at ourselves at the goal, but I don't think we lack hunger in defence".