Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane gave Spurs what seemed to be a snug lead, earlier than Alexandre Lacazette’s good particular person purpose gave Arsenal hope on the break.
The house aspect dominated within the second half and located a deserved equalizer as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang prodded residence from Matteo Guendouzi’s cross.
“That (Lacazette’s purpose) was so essential as a result of if you go within the dressing room with a purpose it is at all times optimistic,” Aubameyang advised Sky Sports activities after the match. “Everyone in his thoughts is aware of we’ve extra energy and we’ll come again stronger within the second half, so it was essential.
“We weren’t completely happy (within the first half) however I believe we did an ideal job, we performed properly and it was robust sport — I believe we deserved possibly extra as we speak, we had house to attain a 3rd.”
It was an important match for either side, having been on the receiving finish of chastening defeats final weekend.
Whereas Arsenal was crushed convincingly away at Liverpool, Tottenham was shocked at residence to relegation candidates Newcastle.
Arsenal will probably be happier with the end result contemplating the place it discovered itself in after 40 minutes, nevertheless it means Tottenham’s poor type continues.
Within the 15 Premier League video games earlier than Sunday’s conflict, Spurs had solely picked up 15 factors — solely Brighton and Watford have endured a worse return in that point.
Although Arsenal boasts one of the thrilling entrance strains within the Premier League, an absence of high quality all through the remainder of the group will proceed to be a hindrance all through the season.
Arsenal’s defensive frailties had been once more on present for Tottenham’s first purpose, as Sokratis was crushed far too simply within the air by Kane.
Erik Lamela ran onto Kane’s header and fired a tame shot throughout purpose that goalkeeper Bernd Leno did not deal with, gifting Eriksen a easy faucet in.
Spurs’ second purpose was a present, too; Granit Xhaka went to floor recklessly inside his personal field and took out Son Heung-min for a transparent Tottenham penalty.
Kane stepped up and fired an unstoppable spot kick into the underside nook to provide his aspect a commanding lead.
Arsenal might have dominated possession within the opening interval however had not often seemed like carving Tottenham open — and it took a second of particular person brilliance from Lacazette to conjure a purpose from nothing.
The French ahead took two beautiful touches to manage Aubameyang’s fizzed cross and dance previous Jan Vertonghen, earlier than unleashing a ferocious strike previous Hugo Lloris.
The temper inside a beforehand flat Emirates Stadium was instantly remodeled and Arsenal started the second half with the bit between its enamel.
Arsenal was completely dominant all through the second half and deservedly discovered the equalizer with 20 minutes remaining.
Aubameyang’s motion within the field allowed him to get away from Tottenham’s protection and the Gabon ahead diverted Guendouzi’s cross previous a helpless Lloris.
It seemed as if Arsenal had managed to discover a winner late on following a wise free-kick routine, however the purpose was dominated out after Sead Kolasinac strayed offside within the buildup.
Tottenham had one closing likelihood to grab all three factors in stoppage time following a flowing counterattack, however Moussa Sissoko blazed his effort excessive over the crossbar.