Arsenal defeats Tottenham 2-1
Arsenal shined without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Arsenal made a comeback to beat Tottenham 2-1 for the first time in three years on Sunday. Taking advantage of the fact that they were reduced to a 10-men team.
Son Heung-min on the other hand suffered a hamstring injury in a crucial time when the team needed his support to be in the top four. Arsenal’s lineup looked bleak without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was benched for breaching the code of discipline.
Mikel Arteta’s side though stayed dominant right from the start and Emile Smith Rowe hit the crossbar early on.
Erik Lamela replaced Son and didn’t let Tottenham miss him much by opening for his side by firing in the bottom corner to which Arsenal replied with a missed attack by Cedric Soares but Martin Odegaard later scored his first goal before half time to level the score.
Alexandre Lacazette, standing in as captain later converted a penalty in 64th minute that put Arsenal in the driving seat.