Two things we learned from the north London derby

Arsenal extended their unbeaten run to 19 matches across all competitions after they secured a sublime 4-2 comeback triumph over Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Gunners made a quick start with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finding the scoresheet in the 10th minute but they were pegged back before the break with Eric Dier and Harry Kane offering Spurs with a 2-1 advantage.

However, Unai Emery’s side stepped up their performance during the second period and goals from Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira ensured that the club ran away with a comfortable 4-2 triumph in the end.

Two things we learned:

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang continues his bright form: With Alexandre Lacazette left on the bench, Aubameyang was tasked with the job of leading the line once more and he managed to do so impressively. The Gabonese bagged the opener via a spot kick but his most influential impact came during the second period where he scored with a sublime one-time shot to equalise the proceedings. He thereafter stepped up to provide the through ball for Torreira’s goal, which literally ended Spurs’ fightback. The 29-year-old recently became the fastest Arsenal player to score 20 goals and his purple patch now sees him leading the Premier League scoring charts with 10 goals this term.

Tottenham Hotspur extend their winless run at the Emirates: Mauricio Pochettino’s side had come into this game looking for their first derby triumph over Arsenal on the road since 2013. Their prospects of doing so appeared bright after netting twice in the first half but they appeared to fade off following the interval before suffering a rather heavy defeat. After experiencing two difficult games against Chelsea and Inter Milan in the past week, Spurs seemed to lack the cutting edge going forward as the derby progressed and this was unsurprisingly highlighted by their manager following the game, though this does not stand as an excuse for the defeat which has dropped them outside of the Champions League positions.

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