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Tottenham 1-1 Arsenal: 4 Talking Points and Observations from the game

Harsh Pillai
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Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal FC - Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal FC - Premier League

Finally, the North London Derby comes to an end. Once again, a controversial yet entertaining match, filled with drama and passion, ends with both the sides taking home a point. Arsenal bagged an early lead through Ramsey, but Kane's controversial penalty cancelled out the Welshman's solo effort. We saw a 90th-minute penalty awarded for Arsenal, which was again a bit controversial, but they didn't have Harry Kane on their side. Aubameyang missed it, hitting straight into Lloris' gloves, and the Frenchman made up for his abysmal performance on Wednesday against Chelsea.

Arsenal had their chances. Lacazette had two clear cut chances to put Arsenal on a comfortable 3-goal lead but surprisingly, he failed to hit the back of the net. Aubameyang had his chance as well, and he missed too. Last time at the Emirates, Aubameyang scored and so did Lacazette. This time they both failed.

On the other hand, Tottenham had much difficulty in playing the final third balls. Arsenal were robust defensively and the defensive partnership of Koscielny and Sokratis almost won them an away clean sheet for the first time this season, only to see Mustafi concede a horrific penalty. The double save by Bernd Leno to deny Eriksen and Sissoko kept Arsenal in the game.

Here are the 4 talking points from the match:

#4 Leno's moment of magic

An incredible performance from the German today
An incredible performance from the German today

Bernd Leno bagged a 5-star performance tonight, single-handedly winning his team a point against a full-fledged Tottenham side who were keen to get back to winning ways.

Leno is certainly staying with the London side for a long long time. Arsenal conceded only 1, that too through a controversial penalty as Harry Kane managed to send Leno the wrong way, but the Gunners were still better defensively than their rivals.

Bernd Leno has once again proven why he was signed for 18 million from Bayer Leverkusen. He has been massive for Arsenal this season, and he proves his worth time and time again.

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