The Arsenal suffered a severe defeat in the match between the Gunners and their greatest historical rival in the Premier Leaguethe Tottenhamin the stadium of the spurs, where the set of Mikel Arteta fell 3-0 in a match marked by arbitration decisions.
And it is that, despite the attempts of the team led by the Spanish coach to continue taking steps in search of qualifying for the next edition of the Champions League, in the crucial duel against Tottenham, Arsenal came out badly.
Shortly after the 20 minutes of the game were up, a rigorous push by Cédric inside the visiting area was marked as a penalty by the match official, Paul Tierney.
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Kane coldly resolved and deceived Ramsdale, goalkeeper, with a shot placed near the left post, placing the 1-0 on the scoreboard when the game had not even reached half an hour.
However, the worst was yet to come. With a little less than a quarter of an hour to go before half-time, and after several attempts by Martinelli to restore the tie, Holding’s elbow on Heung-min Son was reason enough for the referee to show him the second yellow, leaving Arsenal with one less player, in hostile territory, with more than an hour of play ahead and below on the scoreboard.
In this context, Tottenham grew. Antonio Conte’s men smelled blood and tried to double their lead in the electronics before the break. Harry Kane, with an accurate header in the 37th minute, would get it to the delight of his team.
And if conceding a goal shortly before the break is psychological, it is no less psychological to do it just after the turn of the locker room tunnel. Son, just two minutes into the second half, joined the party and made it 3-0 at Tottenham Hotspurt Stadium.
With the win in their pockets and the public going crazy, both Emerson and Kane had opportunities to delve even deeper into the wound of Mikel Arteta’s men, but the good performance of Ramsdale prevented a major result for Conte’s men.
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With the defeat, Tottenham stalks Arsenal, located in fourth position but with just one point ahead of Antonio Conte’s pupils, who will host Burnley in the next game, while the Gunners will travel to St. James’ Park to face Newcastle.
After the end of the match, and in the flash interview conducted for Sky, the Spanish coach preferred to bite his tongue when it came to qualifying the referee’s work, although precisely that served to show his anger with Tierney’s work in the match.
“If I say what I think, I will be suspended for six months. I can give my interpretation, but I don’t like to lie. I can’t say what I think, I will be suspended.”
In addition, he sent a sincere message to the referee of the match with the idea that he help him understand everything that had happened on the pitch, where Arsenal was left with ten players, whom he defended tooth and nail, in the first part.
“I am very proud of my players. I ask the referee to come and explain his decisions. It is his decision, a beautiful match was destroyed here. The decision is made, I cannot change it.”
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“Now our focus is on Newcastle. That’s our focus, this game is history. We know it got out of hand and we accept it. Now we’re going to Newcastle to be the team we saw from the start.”
“We lost a football match in the conditions that we lost, it is painful but that pain cannot be sustained because we have a great match on Monday.”
“We have two games to play, it’s in our hands and we have to do our job.”