Arsenal 0-2 Tottenham: 4 talking points from the North London derby
#3 Arsenal’s confidence dealt a major blow
Unai Emery was unveiled as Arsenal’s new manager in the summer after over two decades of being managed by Arsene Wenger and the 47-year-old was seen as the right man to lead the club into the new era having suffered a bit of stagnation in the latter years of Wenger’s reign.
The Spaniard tactician began his Arsenal tenure on a bad note, losing his first two matches, but embarked on a run of 11 consecutive wins in all competitions which were a personal best for Emery, as well as a club best for 11 years.
A draw against Crystal Palace in the EPL halted their momentum, but they still managed to remain unbeaten for 22 matches in all competitions until the 3-2 reverse at the St Mary’s stadium over the weekend.
The loss at Tottenham marked two straight defeats for Arsenal and represents a serious dent to their confidence in their chase for a top-four finish.