Arsenal are flying in the English Premier League. After eight matches, they still remain at the top of the table. Today, they faced Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium, where the home team ran riot over the Spurs. The Gunners scored three goals against Tottenham Hotspur to remain at the top of the table.
As it happened
Tottenham Hotspur were just one point behind the Gunners before today’s clash. Therefore, this match was very important for the Spurs to overtake Arsenal on the point table. Today, Arsenal hosted Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium to play the first game after the international break.
Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, set up the team formation with 4-2-3-1 against the Spurs. He deployed Gabriel Jesus in the front while Martin Odegaard, Martinelli, and Saka played just behind Jesus. On the other side, Spurs boss Antonio Conte played his team in a 3-4-2-1 formation.
As the home team, Arsenal got tremendous support from the gallery, which boosted their performance on the field. The Gunners tried to dominate from the beginning of the match. They created a lot of chances in the first half. As a result, Arsenal didn’t have to wait much to take the lead. In the 20th minute, the Gunners took the lead as Thomas Party found the net with the help of Ben White.
However, Tottenham Hotspur took only ten minutes to find the equalizer. Arsenal’s defender Gabriel fouled Richarlison inside the box in the 30th minute. Therefore, the Spurs got a penalty kick, and Harry Kane scored from the spot kick. Both teams couldn’t score more in the first half.
Returning from the break, Arsenal pushed the opponents more and played better football than in the first half. In the 49th minute, Arsenal took the lead again. This time, Gabriel Jesus found the net for the Gunners. However, conceding two goals in this match, the Spurs lost track. Their defense was a bit shaky after conceding the second one. Moreover, Emerson Royal was sent off in the 62nd minute.
Arsenal took that advantage and created more pressure on the ten-man army. As a result, they scored another goal in the 67th minute. This time, Gabriel Martinelli found the net for the home team. However, Tottenham Hotspur tried hard to return one, but they couldn’t find the net. As a result, Arsenal secured their 7th league victory and are now leading the table.