Arsenal are a very good team – Conte
Arsenal and Tottenham are separated by just one point at the top of the Premier League table as they head into this afternoon’s first London derby. Mikel Arteta’s Gunners sit top of the league with 18 points while Antonio Conte’s Spurs are two places behind in third.
In their final game before the international break Tottenham dispatched Leicester 6-2 and Son Heung-min finally hit form with a second-half hat-trick from the bench to seal victory for Spurs. Arsenal are also in good form and finished their season opener with a 3-0 win at Brentford.
Today’s match is expected to be a heated match between the two top teams in their game. Arsenal have lost just once in their league campaign so far – a 3-1 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford – while Tottenham have been unbeaten five times and drawn twice in their first seven games. Will the Gunners end Spurs’ unbeaten run and stay top of the Premier League table?
Follow all the action at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal host Tottenham in the north London derby:
86′ Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham
Arsenal are still on top, working their way down the right.
Vieira is moving well, now White is taking his time to wind down the clock.
Tomiyasu is set to join the Gunners.
Jack Rathborn1 October 2022 14:14
80′ Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham
A little dip in the tempo of the game, Nketiah of Jesus and Vieira of Odegaard. A standing ovation from the home fans.
Jack Rathborn1 October 2022 14:07
78′ Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham
Jack Rathborn1 October 2022 14:06
76′ Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham
Conte makes the final move: Skipp for Hojbjerg.
Jack Rathborn1 October 2022 14:03
73′ Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham
Now it’s time for Arteta to join the pack:
Jack Rathborn1 October 2022 14:00
71′ Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham
It will be FOUR changes for Spurs at the same time as the Emirates extend their team’s 3-1 lead.
Saka sends a dangerous cross into the six yard box, Perisic clears, can’t he see Jesus?
IN: Sanchez, Bissouma, Sessegnon, Doherty
OUT: Lenglet, Perisic, Richarlison, Son
Jack Rathborn1 October 2022 13:59
67′ Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham: GOAL! Xhaka puts the game away
Amazingly, new fan favourite, Granit Xhaka perfectly buries it from 15 yards.
Game over? Martinelli handled it from the left and Xhaka just pressed the ball to him and found himself in space inside the box.
Low and hard, Lloris has no chance as he rockets into the bottom right corner.
Jack Rathborn1 October 2022 13:54
62′ Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham: RED! Emerson Royal sent a stamp to Gabriel Martinelli
Emerson Royal sent a stamp to Gabriel Martinelli.
It’s a nasty challenge, the studs scratched the Arsenal man’s ankle.
Conte has gone, but he can’t complain when he sees the replay.
Jack Rathborn1 October 2022 13:49
61′ Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham
Big chance, Richarlison twists and turns and pulls it back to Son.
It’s behind Korea, but Hojbjerg runs at it, unmarked, and fires high and wide, it’s a poor effort and he needs to do better.
Then Jesus is picked up at the back, a good cross from Xhaka and he rises above Lenglet to plant a low header to the right of Lloris, but this time the French keeper holds onto it.
Jack Rathborn1 October 2022 13:48
57′ Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham
Martinelli delicately lifts one into the box, away from Romero.
All Arsenal now. The Spurs held on.
Jack Rathborn1 October 2022 13:44