The first ten minutes looked very promising with both sides going for it with end-to-end action, but after that the pouring rain put a right dampener on the proceedings, and both sides seemed quite happy to wait for an unlikely chance to appear.
The break came with just one shot on target for either side and we desperately needed a goal to liven up the action.
Unhappily the first came just after half-time when Kane leapt high above the Arsenal defence with Koscielny sprawled on the ground looking for a foul. Five minutes later Kane was inches away from making it two with another free header but luckily it went just passed the post. Arsenal were reeling and it looked like they were in serious trouble as Spurs tried to drive home their advantage.
The Spuds kept going and when Bellerin slid in to take Son out on the edge of the box, it was the perfect place for an Eriksen free-kick. It was a very good attempt but Cech was equal to it and pushed it over the bar. As the hour mark approached Arsenal had had just 2 attempts on goal whereas Spurs had had 10, and 3 of those were on target. Tottenham were crowding out the midfield and giving the Gunners no space whatsoever.
With 25 minutes to go Wenger was getting worried and brought on Iwobi and Lacazette at the expense of Mhkitaryan and Elneny. The Boss is banking on his attack to get the equalizer and at least we will see our two 50million+ strikers together…
Jack finally got a great shot on target but Lloris wasn’t sleeping after doing nothing all afternoon and dived brilliantly to deny Wilshere from a certain equalizer. At least Arsenal finally tested Lloris. But then Cech made another terrible howler and was lucky to get away with it, and a minute later Dele Alli came even closer, but past the post, Thank God!
Tottenham are all over Arsenal and we don’t look like we are going to get anything from this at the moment. I’ve only seen Lacazette get a touch once after coming on.
With 15 minutes to go Spurs had another great chance but Cech got in the way and the Gunners cannot get anywhere near Lloris’ goal. We are looking like kids against men and I can’t see us getting anything out of this game without a miracle, and we won’t get one unless Lacazette finally learns how the offside rule works in England.
With five minutes to go the Spuds have had 16 attempts to Arsenal’s 3 and Wenger bring on another striker in Welbeck, replacing Xhaka, in a desperate attempt to get another shot but we look like we are wasting everyone’s time. Lacazette got his one big chance but it was far, far over the bar and into the stands, so we are going to end the game with Wilshere’s shot being our only one on target with three strikers on the pitch. Lacazette has yet another chance in the very last minute, but his control was lacking again and it crawled past the post. Aubameyang would have chipped it….
Embarrassing isn’t the word, but we ge still one more chance thanks to Welbeck, but the freekick went straight at the wall….