For people expecting a fierce local derby it was a slow and tentative start from both sides and that probably suited Arsenal better after two defeats in a row. No one could have predicted that this game would belong to Mathieu Flamini though, but I will say that I had called for him to start and give the Gunners some steel.
I certainly did not expect him to score two great goals mind. Just as the game was getting a bit more interesting he struck the opener, making a great instinctive run of a striker and lifting it over Vorm after the Spurs keeper could only Parry a fierce shot from the Ox.
That did wake the spuds up though and they pressed us and Arsenal had to defend hard and pick up a few bookings as well. After the break it was all Tottenham and we were really struggling so it was no big surprise that they drew level, even though it was unlucky with Chambers deflecting a cross past Ospina.
Arsenal were flat but the arrival of Alexis Sanchez for Campbell gave us energy and all of a sudden we were back in the game and creating chances. The Chilean was involved in our second but all the credit has to go to Flamini for his peach of a volleyed finish.
There was still a fair bit of time but Arsenal defended well and kept the ball much better than before. Ramsey was great and it was an encouraging game all round but the night belongs to the forgotten Gunner. Take a bow Mathieu Flamini.