Arsenal vs Tottenham: Mathematically it has to happen once - Wenger
- Author: Leroy Wright May 02, 2017,
May 02, 2017, 11:27
"We tried to repay all the effort from the fans and the energy they gave us".
Arsenal have enjoyed plenty of success at the home of their neighbours, twice sealing the title at the historic venue, but they will leave for the final time before its redevelopment unfulfilled, having failed to take advantage of the points dropped by Manchester City and Manchester United in the hotly-contested scrap for Champions League qualification.
However, they have been far more consistent in recent seasons and are vying with Chelsea for the Premier League title this season.
Two quick-fire second half goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane secured all three points as well as bragging rights for the Lilywhites yesterday afternoon as they kept the pressure on league leaders Chelsea at the top of the table.
"I'm very happy for the players and our fans".
"This is a very big disappointment for us".
As well as the engrossing fight for the title the battle for the two remaining Champions League places has become a real dogfight - Arsenal missing a chance to make up ground on the two Manchester clubs, who both stumbled on Sunday against relegation candidates.
It was a fantastic game and yes, we are in the race for the title.
Stoke's season started badly and looks set to finish with tension in the Potteries. It was the last north London derby at the Lane and that's so special for so many people.
Here, we look at Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United's forthcoming fixtures to assess where points could be dropped in the run-in. You only needed to see Antonio Conte's reaction to the victory to know how much it meant to his side in the grand scheme of things.
Tottenham were all over Arsenal in the opening 30 minutes as Arsenal were exposed and constantly committing mistakes, but the first-half ended 0-0.
Sigurdsson's 10th goal of the season, but first in 11 matches, cancelled out veteran Wayne Rooney's contentious penalty in time added on in the first half when Marcus Rashford made the most out of minimal contact with Swans goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.
"If we win our game on Friday it'll be down to one point and then let's see what they do". They will need to return to winning ways soon if they are to finish in the top four.
"They are playing for one of the top three, four, five clubs in the country".
Spurs move back to within four points of Chelsea, who had earlier won 3-0 at Everton.