Arsenal should have got all 3 points against Tottenham

Arsenal have been left in fourth place in the Premier League after the inconclusive draw against Tottenham yesterday, but should the Gunners have taken all three points and ended up joint top with Liverpool? Our Spanish defender Hector Bellerin is convinced we should have. “I’m a bit disappointed with the result because I think the team deserved a bit more than just a draw,” Bellerin said on

“We had loads of chances all through the game, especially at the end of the second half. We couldn’t be efficient enough to get another goal back and we need to learn from it.

“I think the team had a good performance defensively and then we knew how to play them in behind, we knew being very direct was going to hurt them but I think we’ve just got to take the positives and look at the next game.”

And that next game is away at Old Trafford with Man United six points behind us in 6th. We really could have done with three points, not just to give Tottenham their first defeat of the season, but always to keep pace with Liverpool and Chelsea who both had thumping wins to improve their goal differences.

But a draw is better than nothing and is the fourth stalemate in the last five meetings with the Spuds, we shall just have to aim to change that run when we visit White Hart Lane in April, but we should be far away in front of our rivals by then!



  1. Kostafi says:

    The defending was good and Xhaka was brilliant despite my worries on keeping his cool. I think their switch in formation caught us off guard. We should however have won comfortably. We had 15 efforts to their 10 but we were not clinical. They played disruptive football for a point and got it. The Ox disappointed when he came on, while Ramsey who I thought should have started in the middle seemed in a hurry to get things done (or secure a place). A better effort from Iwobi (who had a mixed to poor game) should have clinched it.

    Next up an Ibra-less United which is good or bad depending on how you view it. Rashford might lead the line and he ran riot last time we were there or maybe its glass half full as Zlatan seemed only to have found his scoring boots again.

  2. Arsenal_Girl says:

    Yes, but nothing we can do about it now

    We need to make amends by beating United away
    Then 4 days later beat PSG at Home

    But focus 100% on United

  3. Alexis the Great says:

    A draw is definitely better than nothing. It keeps our three point lead over Spurs, so as long as we are on course to finish above them as usual then I’m happy. Of course I want to finish above all the other teams as well!

  4. mark says:

    Spurs had a game plan and it worked..we just have to get better at finding a way round teams who come with a decent plan.

    Plenty of games to go, but there are teams looking very strong. As always consistency is the key to the title.

    A draw in a hotly contested derby? Not a bad result..

  5. Vlad says:

    Shoulda … woulda … coulda… there’s no crying over spilled milk. We got what we deserved. Actually, we got probably more. With the exception of Theo striking the post, and Iwobi missing a golden chance we offered very little in attack. Spurs had a plan, and they executed it to perfection. Heck, it took us like 20 minutes to figure out that they are playing with back 3. Wimmer got a yellow card within the first 5 minutes of the game, and scored an own goal, yet we failed to target him for the rest of the game? That’s just poor planning and execution, if you ask me. Ox, and Ramsey should be ashamed of themselves. The rest… well, they just couldn’t match Spurs’ hunger, desire, and intensity. To me, it looked like they wanted it more, and were more likely to score a winner in the the second half. Overall, I think the point is a fair result and I’ll take it, but I can’t shake of the feeling that we blew it somehow. No Alli, no Lamela, no Alderweiderld (sp?), half a Kane, and we still looked like second best. Are we just allergic to 1st place?

  6. psytripps says:

    you a spud in disguise? dembell-end made a foul before he was fouled. iwobi had the best chance

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