It’s a special day, says Arsenal boss after victory over Spurs
Mikel Arteta called on Arsenal to consistently match the special levels they showed in blowing Tottenham away in the first-half of a 3-1 win on Sunday to move above their north London rivals in the EPL table. Just three weeks ago Spurs sat top and Arsenal bottom after their worst start to a league season for 67 years.
However, the Gunners have been rejuvenated by six summer signings and the return to fitness of a number of key players. Arsenal struck three times in the opening 35 minutes as Emile Smith Rowe opened the floodgates before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rounded off a brilliant team move and Bukayo Saka rolled home the third.
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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta
Son Heung-min pulled a goal back for the visitors 11 minutes from time, but it was too little, too late for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men. “It’s a special day. Today is one example of what we want to do, but we have to be consistent,” said Arteta. “This win is for the fans. They were there when we needed their support.”
Arsenal climb to 10th ahead of Spurs on goal difference with both sides on nine points from six games. However, they are going in opposite directions with Tottenham losing their last three league games by a combined score of 9-1. “We lost complete control in the first half. We got smashed,” said Spurs captain Hugo Lloris. “When you concede three goals in each of the last three league games you cannot hide the problems.”
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