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Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Match report, player ratings, fan reaction & more

All the action from the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal and Tottenham clashed on Sunday afternoon in the first North London Derby of the season.

Both sides headed into the game having won four and drawn one in five Premier League games this term.

With Tottenham playing such attacking football and Arsenal struggling for clean sheets, a high-scoring match was expected.

When all was said and done in north London, the points were shared.

Heung-min Son scored after three minutes but he was well offside.

Arsenal took the lead after 25 minutes through Bukayo Saka. The winger picked up the ball on the edge of the box and his curled shot was put into the Tottenham net by Cristian Romero.

David Raya then made a sensational save after 37 minutes to keep out Brenna Johnson. But Tottenham hit back four minutes after through Heung-min Son.

Mikel Arteta made two somewhat surprising changes at the break, taking off Declan Rice and Fabio Vieira for Kai Havertz and Jorginho.

The second half began in frantic fashion with Saka scoring a penalty after 53 minutes before Jorginho allowed Maddison to pass him easily and set up Son for his second goal.

Player ratings

Arsenal

  • GK: David Raya (6)
  • RB: Ben White (6)
  • CB: William Saliba (6.5)
  • CB: Gabriel (6)
  • LB: Oleksandr Zinchenko (6.5)
  • CM: Declan Rice (6)
  • CM: Fabio Vieira (5)
  • CM: Martin Odegaard (6.5)
  • RW: Buakyo Saka (8.5)
  • ST: Eddie Nketiah (6)
  • LW: Gabriel Jesus (6.5)

Substitutes

  • Jorginho (2)
  • Kai Havertz (4)
  • Reiss Nelson (4)
  • Emile Smith Rowe (N/A)

Tottenham Hotspur FC

  • GK: Guglielmo Vicario (6)
  • RB: Pedro Porro (6)
  • CB: Cristian Romero (3)
  • CB: Mick Van de Ven (6)
  • LB: Destiny Udogie (6)
  • CM: Yves Bissouma (6)
  • CM: Pape Sarr (6)
  • CAM: James Maddison (8.5)
  • RW: Dejan Kulusevski (6)
  • LW: Brennan Johnson (6)
  • ST: Heung-min Son (8.5)

Substitutes

  • Manor Solomon (5)
  • Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (4)
  • Richarlison (4)

Match reaction

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Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.

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