Arsenal legend Paul Merson actually defends Tottenham star for once

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal entertained fans yet again in the latest in a long line of North London Derbies last weekend.

The two sides, who are battling it out for a top-four spot again this season, went toe-to-toe at the Emirates, with neither team having enough to secure the win.

Spurs took the lead early in the first half after Eriksen followed in to tap home a rebound after an Erik Lamela shot was parried by Leno.

Harry Kane then doubled the lead from the spot after Heung Min Son was fouled in the box. Unfortunately, Spurs couldn’t take the 2-0 lead into the break as Lacazette scored just before halftime.

Aubameyang then made it 2-2 in the second half to share the points in the NLD, after Arsenal dominated in the second 45.

Arsenal legend, Paul Merson, claims that Harry Winks got some unfair stick for his performance after the youngster was overrun in midfield.

Nice to see Merse being unbiased for once.

He said (Sky Sports The Debate – 02/09/2019 – 10:05 pm): “I felt sorry for Winks. I heard it on the radio and he was getting a lot of stick and I thought ‘it wasn’t really his fault’. He was just getting overrun in midfield. There wasn’t a lot in there.

“If you are playing the three in midfield of Arsenal’s holding midfield and you have only got Sissoko and Winks really [in the middle of the park]. And Sissoko wants to go forward. Eriksen wants to go forward. He’s got to do everything. And obviously he was getting overrun and he was unfairly getting stick for it.”

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