Hard for Arsenal to finish top four after Tottenham defeat, says Wenger

That was their first loss in the North London Derby since 2015, and they'll be eager to get a strong measure of revenge and send the Gunners home packing with a loss.

Meanwhile, Arsenal are sixth, six points off the top four and seven back of Tottenham.

However, The Mirror state that the Spurs hierarchy believe their manager would spurn the chance to join the Santiago Bernabeu outfit in favour of continuing his project in North London.

Goalkeeper Cech- reported by The Metro- did not shy away in his own analysis of the game: "In this type of game you need to take your chances, and I know we had two at the end".

Was a constant presence in the final third for Arsenal but was often caught out at the back, leaving his backline without much cover.

The two were excellent last weekend, combining for a goal and three assists in their first start together.

Kane hardly needed any more motivation for the match, as he previously wrote in the Players' Tribune about how being released from Arsenal's youth system as an eight-year-old gave him a drive that has fueled him throughout his career.

A number of Arsenal fans are already suggesting the Gunners focus their efforts on winning the Europa League, which Manchester United did last season to qualify for the Champions League.

Nacho Monreal threw away a second one in the 41st minute after tamely heading the ball to Hugo Lloris from a Mesut Ozil pass as both sides finished the first half 0-0.

"It's very disappointing because the priority is to be in the Champions League via the top four".

"If it's an opportunity we have to try and take it as well, but the priority is still the Premier League".

However, the German did play a pivotal role in Arsenal staying in the game for as long as they did and it was proven in a tactical analysis by YouTube's Nouman. We can only look at ourselves.

And, right on cue, Kane produced three very different, but vitally important displays.

Spurs continued with the same essence in the second half and eventually scored a goal through a Harry Kane header.

"The way they went about the game tells you everything about where they are at the minute, they are a team brimming full of confidence".

  • Jacqueline Ellis