It was a bright Sunday Evening at the White Harte lane as the Gunners took on Tottenham Hotspur with the North London derby starting with such frantic pace from both sides.
In a match of such importance to both sides it was expected that both teams would go all out for victory and it was no short of that as Arsenal fired one-up only 72 seconds into the encounter with Thomas Rosicky’s emphatic strike sending the Arsenal fans into cloud nine. The game saw more of an Arsenal side in the first half coming really close to finding a second goal with series of efforts from all around most notably two opportunities for Oxlade Chamberlain and another for Lukas Podolski, but both player just couldn’t find the back of the net with Chamberlain firing wide twice and Podolski hitting the side of the net with his left foot.
Tottenham also really came close in the first half with a couple of chances but couldn’t find the net. Former Arsenal man Emmanuel Adebayor troubled the Arsenal defense with chances but couldn’t pull Spurs level after the striker went ahead of Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker to lash onto a spurs cross with the ball flying inches away from the net.
The Second Half was no less short of pace as Tottenham created more chances for themselves and looked more likely to score as they mounted serious pressure on the Arsenal defense with series of efforts causing Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczęsny to spill the ball twice with spurs failing to take advantage of this to pull level. The game continued on its high tempo with spurs getting most of the ball and almost putting the Arsenal side half way the pitch but the Gunners did well to keep an ever pressing Tottenham side at bay, constantly breaking their attacks and winning the Aeriel balls.
It now seems that Arsenal are clearly in for the title chase as this evening’s win closes down the gap with league leaders Chelsea to just four points with Arsenal having a game at hand and also taking on Chelsea in a much crucial tie next weekend.