Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham: Lacazette's penalty helps Arsenal past Spurs in latest North London derby (Match Highlights)
|Spot on! Alex Lacazette sent Hugo Lloris the wrong way to hand Arsenal the win at the Emirates on Sunday. (Photo credit: Premierleague.com)|
Talks of a “big project” at Arsenal can now be given some attention after a big performance against a team they have struggled against of recent and a manager that knows just how to beat them.
A goal from Martin Odegaard and an Alexandre Lacazette penalty helped Arsenal come from behind to defeat 10-men Tottenham 2-1 in a dramatic north London derby at the Emirates on Sunday.
"It is stressful. This is our problem. When we are winning we struggle to manage the game at the end. We need to improve. But we won and now we can think of Thursday. It is important to win this type of game."
It was an unfortunate turn of events for Arsenal who had enjoyed the majority of the possession up to that point.
Cedric Soares hit the post four minutes later and it looked like it was going to be another day of missed opportunities at the Emirates for the home side.
However, Arsenal's pressure eventually paid off as Kieran Tierney found Odegaard in space in the Spurs box. The on-loan Real Madrid winger's shot deflected off Toby Alderweireld and into the goal on 33 minutes.
Arsenal took their feet of the gas and allowed pressure but were able to see out the game and handed Mikel Arteta his first victory against Jose Mourinho either as a manager or a player, the result placed the Gunners just four points behind Spurs.