Journalist reckons Tottenham based their game plan on cynicism against Arsenal?

Arsenal beat Tottenham 3-1 this afternoon to remain at the top of the Premier League table.

It is a win that shows the Gunners have come off age, and we can now consider them title challengers.

Mikel Arteta’s side delivered one of the finest performances by a team this weekend to show they mean business in the title race.

Spurs were still in the game at halftime after the game ended 1-1 at the interval.

One key moment in the second half was the sending off of Emerson Royal.

Some people would argue that it changed the game and made life easier for Arsenal.

However, the Washington Post columnist Ishaan Tharoor insists Spurs’ style of play makes it hard to argue for them.

He tweeted: “There will be a lot of Tottenham bleating about the red card, which was a bit harsh, I guess, but when your entire game is based on cynicism and opportunism, hard to feel any sympathy. Arsenal much the better team today.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

Spurs are one of the most negative sides in the Premier League, as they depend mostly on counter-attacks to win matches.

We had to show them there is a better way, and it also leads to wins.

Now we must focus on recovering and preparing for our next league games in this busy October.

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  1. Honestly, my two shoulders seems to be swelling each passing second as I walk tall on the street these days….what a type to wear my arsenal JVC created jersey!


  2. I know a lot of people won’t agree but I think that the tackle that Emerson Royale made on Martinelli that got him a red card is exactly the sort of cynical foul that should be a red card all day long. It was totally unnecessary and could have caused a bad ankle injury.

  3. The ref considered it careless and reckless I would think, an unnecessary high spikes to the upper ankle.

    Fortunately it did not result in an injury, because Martinelli was cooking him all game.

  4. For so many who believe that the red card was game changer is wrong on their opinion because if you look at both team approach you see it clear that Arsenal are better team starting from the beginning till end because Spurs lying on mistake and counter attacks because if they eventually play open game with Arsenal I believe the score line will be something else.

  5. It’s a red card IMO, the guy had no intention of playing the ball. He deliberately wanted to damage his ankle, so , to me , I think the referee did that because of his intention.

  6. That tackle was career threatening, the referee got it spot on, Emerson Royal was not going for the ball, he was going for the leg and he had no one to blame but himself, that said, Arsenal were by a mile the better side and with or without the red card Tottenham looked the inferior side.

  7. It is a clear red card. There is no debate about it. The tackle was career threatening. The referee made a correct decision. Arsenal could still have won without the red card. They dominated and had more chances to score.

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