Arsenal extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to eight points with a 2-0 win over Tottenham in the north London derby on Sunday.
The Gunners took the lead in the 14th minute when Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris fumbled Bukayo Saka’s right-footed cross into his own net. It was a disastrous error by the Spurs captain, who should have held on despite the ball being deflected from teammate Ryan Sessegnon.
The home side hardly got a foot into the game after that passage of play as Arsenal looked by far the better of the two sides dominating every blade of grass on the pitch. Arsenal extended their lead in the 36th minute when captain Martin Odegaard’s 25-yard strike went past Lloris again at the far post.
At that moment, Antonio Conte’s team was strategically outmatched and outplayed. The result means that Arteta’s men have taken the lead in the title race after reigning champions Manchester City were defeated in the manchester derby on Saturday.
It was also Arsenal’s first league double over their cross-town rivals since the 2013-14 season. Spurs, meanwhile, are fifth with 33 points, 5 points behind Manchester United for a place in the top four despite having played an extra game.