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Arsenal Control North London Derby

November 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Premier League

Arsenal 2-0 Tottenham

Arsenal knocked the Spurs with two goals right before the break and come within a point of today’s opponents. 

There is quite a jam behind Manchester City with no less 6 teams in just two points. The season is still early but it seems that the fight for Champions League berth will be close again this year. 

Arsenal Coach Wenger comments on the big win in the derby:

“I think we played with purpose, good concentration, the desire to always be efficient and with great solidarity. From the first to last minute the quality of our concentration was very high, we never had a minute where we felt that we dropped a little bit of our focus. Overall it was a very intense game when you look at the physical performance of the two teams. It’s absolutely through the roof, so that means the with the distances the players produced, it was an immense performance on both sides.

We had a few away games where our performances were good but, when you lose, people always go to definite conclusions without going further into any analysis and we were not as bad as people said, we have 22 points today. We are a few points short, but if you can analyse the games I can show you why.

We focus, we live inside our own club and we focus what is important for us and people have a perception about us, about the game and we have to live with that. We can only give one answer and it’s always on the football pitch.”

Tottenham coach Pochettino reacts on the loss: 

I’m disappointed because the effort was massive and we lost the game.
“I’m happy with the performance but it wasn’t enough. In this type of game, you need to have some luck sometimes to win.

Of course, it hurts. Everyone is disappointed in the way we lost but that’s football. We need to look forward and be ready for the next game against Dortmund in the Champions League.”

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