The Arsenal vs Tottenham match ended 3-1 with the Gunners netting thrice past Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris on Saturday at the Emirates stadium. Thomas Partey, Gabriel Jesus and Granite Xhaka scored for the home team while Tottenham’s only goal came from a Harry Kane penalty. 

Arsenal opened the scoring with a curling effort from Thomas Partey in the 20th minute. The Gunners lead did not last long after Willam Saliba’s foul on Richarlison led to a penalty for Spurs. Kane converted it with an effortless panenka at the 31st minute. 

“From the beginning, we went for it,” Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said after the match. “We had amazing support, we created great energy in the stadium and I think we deserved to win the game.”

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“We had really great space and really great chances to score and stay ahead against Arsenal,” Antonio Conte, the Tottenham manager, said. “In the second half we conceded the second goal and we could do much better in the situation. Then the red card ended the game.” 

The two teams went back with one goal each at the end of the first half.

The second half was full of drama with two goals from Arsenal and a red card for Tottenham’s right wing back Emerson Royal. 

The second Arsenal goal came from a scrambling ball inside the Tottenham box which goalkeeper Hugo Lloris mishandled and it fell perfectly for Gabriel Jesus. The Brazilian made no mistake in sliding it into the Tottenham goal. 

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The match was perfectly poised with the Spurs only one goal down. The scales tilted after Emerson Royal’s hasty nudge on Gabriel Martinelli, which led to a red card for the latter. Within six minutes, Arsenal scored the third goal. 

Once Antonio Conte’s men were reduced to 10, Arsenal kept up the pressure and did not give any leeway to the visitors. 

Conte brought five substitutes, trying to at least get one point from the match, but it was too late by then. 

Arsenal is currently at the top of the league table with 21 points from eight matches. Tottenham, who suffered their first loss today, continue at the third spot. However, by the end of the match week, that is likely to change.