Erik Lamela scored a Rabona and was sent off as Tottenham’s four-match winning run was ended in the north London derby.
Despite a lacklusture opening period, Lamela collected Lucas Moura’s pass inside the box and produced an incredible finish which went through the legs of Thomas Partey and into the far corner past Bernd Leno for his first Premier League goal since 14 September 2019.
However, Martin Oedegaard’s deflected effort just before half-time levelled for Arsenal before Alexandre Lacazette’s second-half penalty earned three much-deserved points for Mikel Arteta’s men after the Frenchman had been fouled by Davinson Sanchez.
Tottenham rallied late on as Harry Kane saw a goal ruled out for offside before striking a post, but Jose Mourinho’s men were left frustrated.
But Spurs could have few complaints with the result, although Mourinho wasn’t happy with two players that he thought both lacked intensity at the Emirates.
He said: “Gareth and Tanguy, we need more intensity in that game. We need to press more, be more intense in the game. We needed initially Sissoko to give us that intensity in the midfield that Tanguy was not.” (Quotes via Football.London).