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Arsenal batter Spurs in stunning 4-2 derby win

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Elneny watched on from the bench as his Arsenal teammates picked up a famous derby win against with an Aubameyang brace aided by Lacazette and Torreira’s goals.

Arsenal XI: Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Rob Holding, Shkodran Mustafi, Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira, Sead Kolasinac, Héctor Bellerín, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alex Iwobi, Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Tottenham XI: Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen, Juan Foyth, Eric Dier, Ben Davies, Serge Aurier, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Moussa Sissoko, Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min.

Arsenal got off to a dream start when Vertonghen handled the ball in the penalty area in a moment of madness. Mike Dean awarded a spot kick and Aubameyang made no mistake to get an early lead.

The lead did not last for long, however, as Eric Dier flicked on a free kick into the bottom corner which led to a melee between both sets of players, particularly between Dele Alli and Aaron Ramsey.

Tottenham then used their momentum to add a second when Son was brought down in the box by Rob Holding and Harry Kane emulated Aubameyang to put Spurs into the lead.

So often this season Arsenal have upped their game massively in the second half, and that was no different today when a superb pass from Bellerin to Ramsey was flicked on by the Welshman to Aubameyang who doubled his tally with a superb finish from outside the box into the bottom corner.

Arsenal then reclaimed the lead when Foyth was dispossessed near the halfway line and the ball found its way to Lacazette who saw his shot deflected past Lloris into far corner.

Spurs had the onus to score but they failed to create anything, and the game was put to bed by Lucas Torreira with his first Arsenal goal as he ran in behind and finished from a tight angle to cap off a superb performance from him.

Vertonghen’s day went from bad to worse as he got a second yellow for a bad foul at the end, as the game eventually finished 4-2.

The win puts Arsenal 4th in the table, just one point below Chelsea but eight points below leaders Manchester City. Their next game another rivalry against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday night at 10PM Egyptian time.

Match Reporter and Editor at Quantity surveyor from South East London. Support Leyton Orient and Inter at club level. Due to my mixed heritage I also support England, Egypt and Poland at national level. If it involves a stadium and a football then I'll watch it.

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