PLAYER RATINGS: Arsenal 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur

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Hugo Lloris – 6 – He could not do anything about the first goal but he could have reacted quicker for the second. He kept his team in the game after that with some really good saves and clearances, and deserved a better performance from his teammates today.

Kieran Trippier – 4 – The right back had a torrid time dealing with Alexis as he could not contain the Chilean. He was not better going forward as he failed to deliver a successful cross from many attempts.

Eric Dier – 4 – With Alderweireld injured until the New Year, this was an opportunity for Dier to show his worth. Unfortunately, he was nowhere near good enough and was shaky throughout.

Jan Vertonghen – 4 – Best centre-back in the Premier League discussions can be shelved for a week or two as the Belgian played his worst game of the season. His awareness and positioning were off from the start. Him and Davies seemed to never be on the same page, and that was especially shocking.

Davinson Sanchez – 6 – Man of the match performance from the Colombian as he tried his best to keep his team in the game. He dealt with Alexis a little better than his teammates and he was unfairly penalised for his tackle on the Chilean before the first goal.

Ben Davies – 4 – Worst defender on the pitch for Tottenham today as he was caught out of position time and time again. Arsenal’s midfielder seemed to be targeting him especially as they played countless through balls behind. Even though he did provide an outlet going forward, he did not provide anything solid.

Mousa Dembele – 3 – What a poor showing from the Belgian. It seemed like he was fatigued from the start, as he was a passenger in the midfield. He did very little to defend and he seemed to choose the safe option in attack.

Moussa Sissoko – 5 – All this man knows is how to run and he did that quite a lot today. He tried to push his team up the pitch but he did not know what to do once he was in the attacking third. The fact that his performance was one of the best for Spurs shows the lack of quality and desire his teammates showed today.

Christian Eriksen – 3 – It very much looked like a hangover from midweek for Eriksen as he competed with his teammates to be worst player of the match. He was very rarely an option in the spaces he loves, and his passing and shooting were non-existent.

Dele Alli – 3 – It was a typical Dele Alli performance today as he was a peripheral figure for the entire time he was on the pitch. You always expect him to come up with a goal or assist but that did not even look like a possibility given his lack of energy and desire.

Harry Kane – 3 –He was injured so we can cut him some slack but Pochettino should get the blame here for taking the gamble. An immobile and jogging Kane is not a sight we are used to. He was undeniably ineffective in all areas of the pitch, missing chances in one end and not pressing on the other.

Subs

Harry Winks – 5 – His presence seemed to boost the team as his passing and drive were sorely missed. He looks like a regular starter, especially if Dembele keeps putting in performances like these.

Heung-Min Son – 5 – Missed two great opportunities to score late in the game, but that’s just who he is as a player. He should have been brought on much earlier as Alli and Kane were both terrible.

Fernando Llorente – 5 – A good showing from the Spaniard as he provided a different option for Spurs. His cushioned header almost allowed Son to score, but he needed better delivery from his teammates in the box.

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