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Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Arsenal - 5 Talking Points

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Modified 08 Feb 2015, 00:04 IST
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Tottenham players celebrating after an emphatic win over their rivalsSpurs recorded an exciting victory over their local rivals Arsenal at White Hart Lane as they rode on Harry Kane’s brace. The manner in which the hosts won was more noteworthy as they tranquilized their rivals with aplomb.Arsenal looked in philosophical no man’s land as they failed to figure out the game in its entirety. Mauricio Pochettino made some startling selections, but all his gambles seemed to pay off today as whatever he touched today turned to gold.So here are the five talking points of this thrilling North London derby where the game was end to end throughout the 90 minutes:

#5 Missing Alexis Sanchez

One man that has taken both Premier League and the Emirates by storm is Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean has been immense for the Gunners as he has brought a new dimension to this cute Arsenal attack.

He has been out due to a hamstring injury for almost two weeks and his absence was felt in today’s derby defeat. The false winger has always been there putting in a shift down the flanks and also chipping in with crucial goals and assist.

Today he could have given Spurs’ fullbacks a torrid time because of his ability to run at the defenders and also to draw them at him. Arsenal at the moment lacks players of such ability. Today, Danny Welbeck was deployed in the similar role but wasn’t even half as effective as the former Barcelona man as both of them are basically different breed of players.

Monsieur Wenger must be hoping that his talisman is back on to the pitch as soon as possible as their bid for a top-four finish is slowly slipping out of their hands. Arsenal is currently in 6th place behind Spurs.

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Published 07 Feb 2015, 23:01 IST
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