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In a North London derby triumph, Arsenal displayed a lot of both, which should dispel any remaining doubts about their potential to win the Premier League title. Antonio Conte is aware of it. The defeated Spurs manager later remarked, "They are ready."
The victory allowed Arsenal to showcase all aspects of their game for the first time against Spurs in a Premier League away encounter since 2014. the capacity to completely overwhelm an opponent in the first half.
With Thomas Partey hitting the post, Granit Xhaka, Martin Odegaard, and the outstanding Oleksandr Zinchenko tucking inside to make sure Spurs were outnumbered and outplayed in the middle of the pitch, their two-goal lead could have easily been higher at halftime.
Arsenal repeatedly defeated Spurs in that first half at the site of their most heartbreaking loss from the previous campaign, proving why they are the top team in the Premier League despite being the league's youngest team. Mikel Arteta's team played bravely and fearlessly.
After the break, Spurs made a comeback. Early in the second half, during a hectic 15-minute period, Arsenal needed Aaron Ramsdale at the top of his game to fend off a number of opportunities. The visitors, though, managed the game with maturity and quickly withstood the storm.
The fact that the late onslaught failed to materialize was evidence of Arsenal's fortitude and organization. On their previous trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Arteta's team lost its composure, but even in the tumultuous aftermath, they maintained composure.
It served as another proof of how far they had progressed. Arsenal is well-deservedly eight points ahead. An attempt to win the Premier League that many predicted would falter is instead gaining steam.
At the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, it was a tale of two goalkeepers as Arsenal's Aaron Ramsdale earned player of the match honors while Spurs' Hugo Lloris once again cost his team dearly.
The Frenchman, who is having a difficult season, showed signs of anxiousness almost away when he threw a bad ball to Clement Lenglet. In the seventh minute, he made up for his mistake by saving from Eddie Nketiah.
After a strong Spurs start, he had given them some momentum despite stopping the Arsenal striker from scoring, and then he gave them all of it seven minutes later.
Arsenal took the lead as Lloris miraculously allowed Bukayo Saka's feeble attempt from the narrowest of angles to go in. Lloris scored his first own goal in 354 games played in the Premier League.
During the news conference after the game, he stated, "I consider Hugo one of the best goalkeepers in the world, "It can happen. Sometimes you can make a mistake."
Lloris has been making much too many this season, which is the issue. Earlier in the season, high-profile mistakes against Newcastle, Aston Villa, and Arsenal all resulted in Spurs falling behind and ultimately losing those games.
Since he also announced his retirement from international duty last week, the 36-year-old is truly starting to feel his age and it appears that this will be his final season as Spurs' first choice.
Ramsdale, who is 12 years Lloris' junior, excelled for Arsenal and demonstrated how important goalkeepers can be in these crucial matches.
Just seven minutes into the second half, he made an incredible stop to deny Ryan Sessegnon with an outstretched boot, preventing Tottenham from gaining control of the game. It's possible that the contest would have changed if that had been successful.
The 24-year-old made a total of seven saves with a 100% success rate, and by claiming two crosses, he offered Arsenal some security at the back.
The disparity in goalkeeping ability in North London on Sunday was unquestionably indicative of where both teams are at the moment.
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