The North London Derby never fails to live up to expectations, and this weekend was no different. Both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur went into the game with a point to prove because with bragging rights and, more importantly, potentially catching up with Leicester City, this game was huge for both sides.
Spurs seemed to start the game well, with pressure being applied all over the pitch, however, a mixture of stern defensive work and some heroics from stand-in ‘keeper David Ospina, meant that the Gunners held firm.
Aaron Ramsey opened the scoring with a cute backheel flick which seemed to catch the Spurs team by surprise. However, a moment of madness from Francis Coquelin saw him receive his marching orders, leaving Arsene Wenger’s side with only 10 men.
Fast-forward five minutes and Spurs have a 2-1 lead thanks to Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane. Yet, the Gunners were far from beaten and responded through Alexis Sanchez.
The game ended 2-2 and neither side was particularly happy with the result, yet the fact that Arsenal didn’t lose means that they still have ample opportunity to overtake Tottenham again, as well as reel in Leicester.