Arsenal's first half rampage help them past Spurs in the North London Derby

  Bukayo Saka celebrates after adding the third after the half hour mark on Sunday. (Photo credit: Premierleague.com) Derbies are different ...

 

Bukayo Saka celebrates after adding the third after the half hour mark on Sunday. (Photo credit: Premierleague.com)

Derbies are different in all ramifications, the spirit behind some performances are still being investigated but form and history fly out the window when neighbors with fierce intentions square up, an example in case you’re wondering… The latest installment of the North London Derby!

Arsenal hosted Tottenham on Sunday in the first north London derby of the season and not many expected the outcome, both sides were expected to fight tooth and nail and while a stalemate was the most predicted outcome, no one expected the kind of embarrassment Arsenal heaped on the visitors.

Let’s tell you what you probably heard from us over the weekend or probably elsewhere that the advantage Spurs had over Arsenal with three wins from three in the opening games was usurped by the Gunners just before the hour mark.

Arsenal beat Spurs 3-1 in front of the boisterous Emirates Stadium fans and it was a joy for them after enduring harsh start to the season with three losses and no goal scored in the first three games, but if the wins over Norwich and Burnley were nothing to drool over, beating Spurs hands down works fittingly.

Mikel Arteta made just one change to the team that beat Burnley at Turf Moor, Granit Xhaka returned from suspension and that meant there’s no place in the starting eleven for Nicolas Pepe while Spurs rang a few changes as well, Gio Lo Celso made way for Lucas Moura and Taganga replaced Emerson Royal.

From the blast of the whistle, Arsenal went rioting and showing who wants it more, it didn’t take long before they were rewarded as a neat cut back by Bukayo Saka landed at the feet of Emile Smith-Rowe and it was 1-0… A goal made at Arsenal’s Hale End.

Aaron Ramsdale’s pass to Xhaka under pressure was well maneuvered by the Swiss and a deft flick by Pierre Emerick Aubameyang to Smith-Rowe eventually turned back to the captain who swept one past Hugo Lloris for Arsenal’s second, a goal that got everyone on their feet and also lifted Arsenal above Spurs on the table.

There was still time in the first half for Arsenal to add the third, Thomas Partey won the ball from Harry Kane very close to Arsenal’s area and fed Martin Odegaard, the Norwegian linked up with Saka who danced into the Spurs area and was lucky to get a bounce off Kane before firing past Lloris.

At that point it all went away from Spurs and it was about damage limitation, Nuno Espirito Santo threw on Oliver Skipp and Emerson Royal in place of Dele Alli who was a passerby in the game and Taganga, that steadied the ship and helped them get a grip in the midfield.

Tottenham did find the net in the 79th minute, a Sergio Reguillon cross was diverted home by Heung Min Son but Arsenal players protest with Xhaka on the turf having been brought down by Kane in the build up to the Spurs goal.

Lucas Moura thought he’d scored moments later but Ramsdale stretched almost out of his own skin to save with his finger tips before Takehiro Tomiyasu cleared for corner kick.

The win took Arsenal to 10th on the table with Brighton next for the Gunners, it was a win that meant Arsenal can now be taken seriously in the race for an European place finish; for Spurs it’s the time to reflect, should Kane have been sold? Is the former Wolves coach the right fit for them?

COMMENTS

Name

Aaron Ramsey,3,Ac Milan,36,Adam Llana,1,Adnan Januzaj,3,AFCON,5,AFCON.Super Eagles,1,Aguero,5,Ajax,1,Alex Iwobi,1,Alexis Sanchez,3,Alvaro Morata,2,Ander Herrera,1,andre ayew,1,Andre schurrle,2,Andrea Pirlo,3,Andrey Arshavin,1,Angel Di Maria,2,anthony martial,2,antonio conte,4,arda turan,4,Argentina,20,Arjen Robben,2,Arsenal,363,Arsene Wenger,20,Arteta,1,arturo vidal,2,AS Roma,12,Asamoah Gyan,2,Aston Villa,9,Atletico,2,Atletico Madird,1,Atletico Madrid,33,Aubameyang,4,Bacary Sagna,1,Bale,2,Ballon d'or,5,Balotelli,3,Barcelona,155,Bastian Schweinsteiger,2,Bayer Leverkusen,1,Bayern munich,49,begovic,1,belgium,14,Benfica,2,Benitez,2,benteke,1,Benzema,9,Bertrand Traore,1,betting,270,betting tips,4,Birmingham,1,blog post,27,blog spot,1,blogpost,5,blow,1,Borrusia Dortmund,2,Borussia Dortmund,16,Bournemouth,2,Brazil,26,Brazil 2014,6,brazil match highlights,1,Brazuca,1,Breaking news,18,Brendan Rodgers,1,Brighton,2,bruno fernandes,2,Bundesliga,13,Burkina faso,1,Burnley,1,cameroon,7,Capital one cup,15,Carabao cup,3,cardiff,4,Cardiff city,2,Carlos Marchena,1,Carlos Tevez,2,Carlton Cole,1,cavani,1,Cazorla,1,CECH,3,Celta vigo,2,Cesar Azpilicueta,2,Cesc Fabregas,1,Champions League,42,championship,2,CHAN,1,Charly Musonda,1,chelsea,431,Cheslea,5,Chile,1,Christian Benteke,2,colombia,3,conte,1,Copa America,6,Copa Lagos 2013,1,Costa Rica,1,Coutinho,2,Cristiano Ronaldo,114,croatia,4,Crystal Palace,3,Crystal Palce,1,Dani Alves,2,Daniel Sturridge,1,Danny Welbeck,1,David Alaba,1,David Beckham,3,David de gea,3,David Luiz,6,David Moyes,1,David Silva,3,Demba Ba,2,Denmark,5,Di Maria,5,dider drogba,1,Didier Drogba,3,Diego Costa,10,Donnaruma,1,Dortmund,3,Douglas Costa,2,drake,1,Dzeko,1,Eboue,1,eden hazard,16,edgar davids,1,Edin Dzeko,1,Egypt,1,El Classico,8,El Shaarawy,1,elche,1,Elderson Echiejile,1,Emmanuel Emenike,1,emre can,1,england,55,English premier league,84,Enyimba FC,2,EPL,193,Eric de Oliveira,1,Erik Lamela,1,Erling Haaland,1,Ethiopia,1,Eto'o,2,Euro,2,Euro 2020,72,Europa League,18,Europe,8,Everton,19,FA,1,FA Cup,22,FA Cup final,2,Fabio,1,Fabio Borini,1,Fabregas,1,Falcao,9,fans,1,Feature,1,feature dpost,1,featured,1198,Featured news,2,Featured post,702,featured postSource: Alex Livesey/Getty Images Europe,1,fernado llorente,1,fernandinho,1,Fernando Torres,3,Fetaured,1,FIFA,3,fifa 16,4,FIFA Ballon d'or,1,fifth round draw,1,Fiorentina,3,Football,23,Football news,8,football wags,1,footballer's girlfriend,1,france,15,Franck Ribery,3,Frank Lampard,3,French Ligue 1,14,Fulham,4,Fulham Liverpool,1,gabriel Jesus,1,Gareth Bale,9,Gary Neville,1,German Bundesliga,14,German cup,2,Germany,22,Gervinho,1,getafe,1,Ghana,3,gibbs,1,gif,123,Giorgio Chiellini,1,Giroud,2,goal,66,Goals,2,Golazo,73,gold cup,1,Golden eaglets,2,Gonzalo Higuain,1,Gossip,91,graphic,4,Grealish,1,guedes,1,Guiseppe Rossi,1,Haaland,1,Halloween,1,Hamburger,1,Harry Kane,16,hazard,3,Hernanes,1,Hertha Berlin,1,history,1,Holland,8,huddersfield,1,Hulk,1,Hull city,3,Ibrahimovic,1,iceland,2,iheanacho,1,IK Uche,2,Iker Casillas,2,Individual Highlights,20,Iniesta,4,inler,1,Inter,1,Inter Milan,24,International friendly,6,Interview,17,Isco,1,Italian Serie A,21,Italy,19,ivica Olic,1,Ivory coast,2,Iwobi,1,Jack Wilshere,1,Jadon Sancho,1,James Rodriguez,1,Japan,1,Javi Martinez,1,Javier Hernandez,1,Jesus navas,1,Joe Hart,1,Joel Campbell,1,John Obi Mikel,2,John Terry,1,Johnny Evans,1,Jordan,1,jordon ibe,1,Jorginho,1,jose callejon,1,Jose Mourinho,67,Juan Mata,20,Juventus,58,Kagawa,2,Kaka,2,Kante,2,Karim Benzema,9,Kelechi Iheanacho,11,Kenneth Omeruo,3,Kenya,1,Kevin De Bruyne,14,Klopp,3,koke,1,kolarov,1,Kyle walker,1,LA Galaxy,1,La liga,91,Lamela,1,Lates news,2,latest,2,latest news,7,latest news,1614,latest news news,1,latest news world cup,1,latest news. video,2,latest post,1,Laurent Koscielny,1,Lavezzi,1,Lazio,2,Leandro Bacuna,1,leicester,8,Leicester city,16,Lewandoski,2,Ligue 1,9,lille,4,Lionel Messi,45,Lionel Messi. Argentina,1,Live stream,73,liverpool,195,Loic Remy,2,louis van gaal,4,Lucas Moura,1,Luis suarez,19,Luka Modric,2,Lukaku,3,Lyon,4,Man city,77,Man United,27,Man utd,4,Mancheste City,1,manchester city,141,manchester united,286,Manchetser city,1,manchetser united,2,Mandela,1,Maradona,6,Marco Reus,3,Mario Balotelli,12,Mario Gotze,1,Marseille,3,match,1,Match fixing,1,Match highlights,383,match highlights manchester city,1,match highliths,1,match higlights,1,Match Preview,20,match report,39,matci,1,Maurizio Sarri,4,Mbappe,14,Memphis Depay,4,Mertesacker,1,mess,1,Messi,52,mesut ozil,10,Mexico,13,Michael Carrick,1,Michel Platini,1,mikel,1,Mikel Arteta,2,Mikel Obi,1,miranda,1,MLS,7,Monaco,5,Mourinho,5,mum,1,Nadal,1,Nani,3,Napoli,10,nathan,1,neews,1,new,3,New Zealand,1,newcastel,1,Newcastle,22,Newcastle united,5,news,2366,news latest news,1,news manchester united,1,news Obi Mikel,1,news. opinion,1,news. video,1,newst chelsea,1,Neymar,30,Nigeria,285,Nigeria premier League,2,Norwich,6,Novak Djokovic,1,NPFL,6,Obi Mikel,1,ochoa,1,odion ighalo,3,olic,1,Oliver Giroud,3,Olivier Giroud,3,Olly Murs,1,Olympique Marseille,2,Opinion,416,Opinion champions league,1,oscar,3,Ozil,6,Pandurii,1,Paul Pogba,11,Pedro,9,Pemier League,1,Pep Guardiola,15,Per Mertesacker,1,peru,1,Petr Cech,8,Phillipe Coutinho,1,Picture,172,picture. Arsenal,1,Pictures,18,pictures news,1,pictures real madrid,1,Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang,3,Piers Morgan,1,pinto,1,pique,3,Pirlo,1,Player and Manager of the month,1,playoffs,1,Pochettino,1,Pogba,1,POLAND,1,porto,2,portugal,13,post-match interview,2,predictions,34,Premier League,614,Preview,3,PSG,70,Pulisic,1,Qatar,1,Rafael Nada,1,raheem sterling,4,Ramires,2,Real Betis,1,Real Madrid,145,real marid,1,Real Sociedad,3,reece oxford,1,Rio Ferdinand,3,Robert Lewandoski,4,Robert Lewandowski,3,Robert Snodgrass,1,Robin Van persie,7,Robinho,1,Roma,4,Romelu Lukaku,9,Ronaldinho,2,Ronaldo,1,Rooney,3,rumour,9,Ryan giggs,2,Sadio Mane,3,salah,5,Sam Sodje,1,Sami Khedira,1,sampdoria,1,Samsung,1,Samuel Eto'o,2,Sancho,1,Santi Cazorla,1,sarri,1,scary,1,Schalke,9,Scotland,2,senegal,4,Sepp Blatter,1,sergio aguero,7,Sergio Ramos,6,Serie A,38,Sevilla,5,Sky sports,1,Song,1,Southampton,13,Spain,42,Spanis La liga,3,Spanish La Liga,15,Starting XI,2,Steven Gerrard,4,Stoke,3,Stoke city,5,Suarez,2,suicide bomber,1,sunday oliseh,2,Sunderland,6,super eagles,14,Super League,5,Swansea,6,SWEDEN,1,Taiye Taiwo,1,Team news,46,team news. Liverpool,1,team of the week,2,terrorist,1,the fa cup,3,thibaut courtois,2,Thiery Henry,8,Thomas Tuchel,8,Timo Werner,1,toni kroos,1,tor,1,Tottenahm,1,Tottenham,51,Tottenham hotspur,52,Transfe,1,Transfer,384,Transfer news,137,transfer news latest news,1,Transfer rumour,2,Transfers,1,transfers news,1,trasnfer,1,Tunisia,1,U-17 World cup,5,uchebo,1,UCL,42,UEFA,11,UEFA Champions League,37,UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE,2,Unai Emery,1,Uruguay,3,USA,3,Valencia,3,van gaal,2,Van persie,2,Victor Moses,7,Vidal,1,Video,876,Video falcao,1,video match highlights,1,video world cup,1,video. barcelona. neymar,1,video. goal,1,videos,8,Vieo,1,Villareal,5,Villarreal,4,Vincent Enyeama,3,viswo,1,WAG,1,WAGS,3,Watford,8,Wayen Rooney,1,Wayne Rooney,9,Welbeck,1,Werder Bremen,2,West brom,5,West Ham,13,Willian,5,Wolfsburg,4,Wolves,6,women,1,World cup,365,World cup qualifier,9,Xabi Alonso,1,Yaya Toure,7,Yoan Gouffran,1,Yohan Cabaye,2,Zambia,1,Zidane,4,Zlatan Ibrahimovic,9,
ltr
item
Footballnus | Get the latest football news, highlights, videos, and transfer gossip: Arsenal's first half rampage help them past Spurs in the North London Derby
Arsenal's first half rampage help them past Spurs in the North London Derby
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BljLq6NKhac/YVGTkrl-nGI/AAAAAAAADHg/xIV0N-1I92gCyycZH9CxhZXreFWqaY-mwCLcBGAsYHQ/w640-h426/2021-09-26T161202Z_367001348_UP1EH9Q1901MS_RTRMADP_3_SOCCER-ENGLAND-ARS-TOT-REPORT.webp
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BljLq6NKhac/YVGTkrl-nGI/AAAAAAAADHg/xIV0N-1I92gCyycZH9CxhZXreFWqaY-mwCLcBGAsYHQ/s72-w640-c-h426/2021-09-26T161202Z_367001348_UP1EH9Q1901MS_RTRMADP_3_SOCCER-ENGLAND-ARS-TOT-REPORT.webp
Footballnus | Get the latest football news, highlights, videos, and transfer gossip
https://www.footballnus.com/2021/09/arsenals-first-half-rampage-help-them.html
https://www.footballnus.com/
https://www.footballnus.com/
https://www.footballnus.com/2021/09/arsenals-first-half-rampage-help-them.html
true
138668994082972833
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content