Tottenham manage to blow it in the most Spurs way possible against Arsenal 5 months ago

Tottenham manage to blow it in the most Spurs way possible against Arsenal

Lloris won't want to watch this one back.

Football fans from all over take a collective sigh of relief and the murmers of "thank Christ the international break is over" are echoed throughout living rooms up and down the country.


The North London derby kicked things off and it was everything we wanted it to be. Goals, blunders, red cards - the works!

Arsenal continued their fantastic start to the season and got off to a flyer against Tottenham when Thomas Partey curled in a beauty that had more curves than a race track.

In typical Antonio Conte style however, Spurs dug in their heels, sat back, let Arsenal attack and then pounced on the counter.


Their opportunity came when Richarlison was brought down in the box and Harry Kane slotted home the consequent penalty, his 100th away in the Premier League.

The second half started in the same vain as the first, with the Gooners bursting out of the blocks and a Hugo Lloris howler resulted in a Gabriel Jesus goal.


The French goalkeeper looked to have cushioned Bukayo Saka's effort, only for it to slip under him and fall into the feet of Jesus, who bobbled it home.

If misery loves company then Lloris most have loved his teammate Emerson Royal, who saw a straight red for this challenge on Martinelli.

Although there was no real intent in it, it was a silly challenge, with studs showing, and now down to 10 men, Arsenal just ran riot.


Mikel Arteta's team put the foot on the neck of Spurs and never let go, and Granit Xhaka put the final nail in the coffin when he slotting home a beautifully worked team-goal.

Conte's next decision tells you everything you need to know as he made four substitutes straight away, and the fact that he took off Son and Richarlison, probably highlights where his priorities where at that stage.

With the embarrassment fully complete, The Emirates was full of 'ole' chants, and ironic cheers as the home side passed their opposition to death.


So the recent run of form that Tottenham had been on may have been papering over the cracks as they implode in the most typical Spursey way.