Arsenal Fail to Turn Up at New WHL


Arsenal fumbled on their first visit to the new White Hart Lane where they involved in a clash with their arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur. It was also Mikel Arteta's first North London Derby as Arsenal manager.

Even as we were the first to come top and make a mark in that game, our poor display at the back cost us a win on the grounds of our neighbours. it was another clear reminder that there is much to be done in that department if we are to make any progress as a football club.

We came through early through Alexandre Lacazette's 25-yard strike after he had received the ball that he arrowed into the top corner. A stunning effort from the Frenchman that was. Our joy will be short-lived in no time.

We were still basking in the euphoria of our lead when in less than two minutes from that time we took the lead, a miscalculated pass by Sead Kolasinac ended up getting David Luiz stranded, giving Heung-min Son the chance to grab an equaliser for his side.

The remaining part of the first half saw mind-blowing action from both sides. Emi Martinez did well to intercept Ben Davies' shot to the bar and afterwards, Nicolas Pepe curled one wide.

The Ivorian continued to be contributive in the gameplay. He earned a free-kick that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang blasted away.

Lacazette found Auba and we could have taken the lead again in the second half if not for the woodwork's obstruction of Auba's strike. Son almost punished us again but Emi came to our rescue.

Hugo Lloris stretched to hinder our captain's half volley then Martinez did same to Harry Kane. but could not stop Toby Alderweireld from nodding in Son's corner to secure victory for the hosts.

The match ended 2-1 and we had ourselves to blame as we went back home with just a goal which didn't matter at the end of the highly-anticipated derby.

Another big game follows next and that will be against league champions, Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium.

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