Jenas blames Arsenal keeper for Tottenham penalty equaliser

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur just about managed to end their losing streak yesterday in the Premier League as they took on Arsenal in the latest North London Derby.

Spurs came into the match with everything to prove after back to back defeats against Burnley and Chelsea, losses that had plunged them back into a race for the top four.

A loss against Arsenal would see the Gunners move just a point behind Tottenham, with Man United and Chelsea also lurking close.

Tottenham went behind early in the tie, with Davinson Sanchez failing to cut out a ball, leaving Aaron Ramsey through one on one.

Spurs dominated possession after this point, but found it tricky to carve clear cut chances, with Leno saving the two that Tottenham did create from Eriksen and Sissoko.

However, ex-Spurs man Jermaine Jenas believes Leno was actually partly to blame for Tottenham’s penalty equaliser in the second half.

Jenas said (BT Sport – quoted by Express): “My issue is that when you have a high line like that, I’m not happy with Leno’s position.

“He’s far too deep onto his line. The whole point of having a high line is that the keeper comes out a little bit.

“What that tells you and Christian Eriksen is there’s not that much space to stick that in. And it makes you not really able to float it in.”

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