Written by Albert Echatah
In a dramatic North London derby at the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur were forced to settle for a draw as the Lilywhites twice rallied from deficits to earn their first H2H away point since 2019.
the appearance of bitter adversaries Tottenham, who entered the game tied for first place with the Gunners in terms of points, offered to be a tough opponent. However, the first 20 minutes were one-way traffic as Guglielmo Vicario in the Spurs goal saved shots from Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah, respectively.
As a result of their strong start, Arsenal was encouraged when Cristian Romero successfully deflected Bukayo Saka’s curling shot into his own goal in the 26th minute.
Before halftime, Spurs gradually gained control of the game after failing to put a dent in the hosts’ dominance during the first half. After David Raya made a spectacular diving save to stop Brennan Johnson, the visitors found an equalizer when Son Heung-min tucked home after superb work from James Maddison.
Similar to the first half, Arsenal came out strong after the break, and Saka converted from the penalty spot to give the Gunners the lead after Romero was penalized for a handball in the box.
Unfazed, the Lilywhites put on an incredible comeback, tying the game just 90 seconds later as Maddison capitalised on a slip-up by Jorginho to thread a pass into the path of Son, who finished neatly past Raya.Son’s close-range shot into the side netting demonstrated how dangerous Spurs were in the last third, while Kai Havertz’s speculative effort at the other end also missed the mark.
Tottenham’s defense stood its ground as both teams agreed to a tense draw. While Spurs remain ahead of the Gunners on goal difference heading into a pivotal encounter against Liverpool next weekend, Arsenal’s unbeaten streak in all competitions is extended to nine games (W7, D2). This is despite the fact that Arsenal lost ground to Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that it could take Wataru Endo a while to get used to the Premier League.
Wataru Endo may need some time to adjust to playing in the Premier League and to the higher level at Anfield, according to Jurgen Klopp, who spoke to Liverpool’s official website.
Endo transferred from VfB Stuttgart to Liverpool during the summer transfer period. The Premier League team reportedly paid £16.2 million in transfer fees for the defensive midfielder, according to Sky Sports.
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