Arsenal make it 3 wins on the spin in north London derby
A first-half barrage saw Arsenal net three times in 40 minutes and claim victory in the north London derby at The Emirates yesterday.
Roared on by a jubilant home crowd, Emile Smith Rowe opened the scoring, arriving late to turn in a Bukayo Saka cross. It was then Smith Rowe’s turn to provide for his teammates, finding Aubameyang who made it 2-0 after just 25 minutes.
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It got better yet, as Bukayo Saka got his name on the scoresheet before halftime, which saw some Spurs fans refuse to take their seats for the second half.
Although Spurs found a late consolation through Heung-Min Son, they were a well-beaten side on the day, and looked to be lacking direction, desire and ideas in what became their third successive defeat, during which time they have conceded 9 goals.
Ramsdale remains annoyed with clean sheet failure
Despite a monumental victory, new signing Aaron Ramsdale was not happy with his performance. Late in the piece, a deflected shot from the left foot of Lucas Moura forced the goalkeeper to make a brilliant save, pushing the ball onto the crossbar.
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Speaking after the game, however, Ramsdale revealed he felt he should have saved the goal, saying:
“I’d have loved to have kept a clean sheet, I’m a bit annoyed at myself for the goal,’
If I keep my body weight forward I think I save it and it goes round the post.”
However, he was quick to heap praise on the team and the fans for the result, pointing out:
“But this place was rocking today, the strikers were excellent, defenders were excellent, I’m buzzing off this. This is one hell of a day and hopefully every time we play them it’ll be like this.’
‘We’ve been priding ourselves on defending, Ainsley [Maitland-Niles] has tried to get a block on it, managed to get a deflection which has probably not helped.
‘I’ve managed to spring and get a hand to it and thankfully its come off the bar and reliable [Takehiro] Tomiyasu has cleared it and we’ve come away with only one goal against it and three points.”
Now seemingly firmly Mikel Arteta’s no.1, is Ramsdale beginning to show why he set Arsenal back so much this summer?
[Quotes courtesy of Metro UK]
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This article was edited by Josh Barker.
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