Good afternoon. It’s North London derby time!
Premier League / Matchday 28
Emirates Stadium / 14.03.2021
The final whistle goes and Arsenal hold on for the win that their performance has certainly merited. The Gunners remain 10th in the table, but move within four points of their local rivals. This loss is a significant blow to Tottenham’s hopes of a top four finish.
Kane’s shot flies over the bar and that is surely game over now.
Lucas Moura weaves through the Arsenal midfield with a brilliant run and is hacked down. It’s a free-kick in shooting distance again for Spurs...
There will be five minutes of added time. FIVE. Can Spurs grab an equaliser? They are pushing hard for one now, despite being down to ten men.
OFF THE POST! Kane’s free-kick is sensational, but it cannons off the far post and back into the mixer, and Gabriel does brilliantly to deny Sanchez’s goalbound shot on the follow-up.
It's a free-kick to Spurs and Harry Kane is lining up a shot...
Elneny replaces Lacazette for the final few moments. That means no appearance for Aubameyang today.
Arsenal are caught in two minds here, some looking to go and finish it and some intent to play it out. The Gunners certainly deserve all three points, they’ve been the better side for most of the game.
NO GOAL! Kane tucks a brilliant header into the far bottom corner from a free-kick cross, but he was offside when the set-piece was taken and it’s chalked off.
Spurs push forward and win a corner, but the set-piece flies across the box without a touch and it remains 2-1.
Spurs are really up against it now. They've struggled to get going in attack all game and now have to get back into this game with a man light and both Son and Bale off.
RED CARD! It’s a second yellow for Lamela and he’s off! You can’t say it wasn’t coming.
Lamela goes in hard on Xhaka down by the touchline and Arsenal appeal for a second yellow. It’s not given though.
Lamela flicks a header towards goal but it’s a comfortable save for Leno.
Kane curls an absolute peach of a cross into the Arsenal box, but no Spurs player can get a touch and it slides across the face of goal and away to safety. It remains 2-1 to Arsenal.
Lamela goes into the book for a foul on Partey. For all of the Argentine's involvements that one is perhaps a tad harsh for a yellow, but for accumulation alone he deserves one.
Arteta will be delighted with how his team have played here. They've controlled midfield and brilliant exploited the space down their left.
How can Spurs respond to that? They've made all of their changes and are without two of the vaunted front three - can they get back into the game? On the balance of play Arsenal fully deserve their lead.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Lacazette sends Lloris the wrong way and slides his penalty right into the corner. 2-1!
Penalty for Arsenal! Lacazette makes an absolute hash of a chance, but Sanchez, stretching to try and block the effort, catches the Frenchman and it’s a spot-kick. That is very unfortunate for the centre-back in truth, but it is a foul and Lacazette has the chance to put Arsenal ahead.