Arsenal Axe Tottenham 3 – 1
Arsenal made it three out of three games on Sunday with a commanding 3-1 victory over their London rivals Tottenham.
Smith Rowe opened the scoring for the Gunners in the 12th minute before Captain Aubameyang doubled the lead.
Saka increased the tally to three in a pulsating first half.
But Son reduced the deficit with 10 minutes to go, making Arsenal leapfrog to 10th on the league after starting the league with three straight losses.
Spurs are going to take a bit of a kicking in all quarters for this, particularly given their second-half capitulation to Chelsea last week and their miserable showing at Crystal Palace before that.
There is still much writing to be done before the story of the season is complete, but I think it’s clear that those three initial 1-0s were a much less accurate reflection of the team than the three games that have followed them.
“Dele Alli has had enough opportunities under four managers now, and despite his hard work and running (which deserves credit) has shown he needs a new challenge,” writes Yash Gupta.
“The change is midfield after the second half was massive even though we only scored one.” Alli is like the ghost of Christmas future for a few of Arsenal’s promising youngsters. I fear that everything is not right for him now, but it’s not clear how or where he can put it right. I’m still not sure he has to leave, but if he is to stay and to flourish, he needs to work with a coach he really clicks with, which hasn’t happened for a while.