Unai Emery believes Arsenal deserved to beat Tottenham in the NLD

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

The honours were shared at the Emirates today as Arsenal and Tottenham drew 2-2 in the North London Derby.

At one point, it looked as if Tottenham would move out of sight of their arch-rivals, but Arsenal found a way to drag themselves back into the match.

Spurs took the lead after just ten minutes when Erik Lamela raced clear and forced a weak save out of Leno. Christian Eriksen was on hand to tap home from close range.

Tottenham then doubled their lead in the first half when Heung Min Son was sliced down by Xhaka, handing Harry Kane a chance from the spot. Of course, he made no mistake.

However, a mistake did come when Spurs failed to clear a loose ball around their box, allowing Lacazette the time and space to fire home just before the break.

Aubameyang then found his way between Vertonghen and Rose to guide the ball home in the second half to level the scores, with the match ending 2-2.

Despite coming from two down, Emery believes his side should have won the match (Football London): “Obviously after 2-0 we can be very proud of our response and the atmosphere we created and how our supporters pushed us to this way after our goal to get the second goal and have chances to score the third.

“The result, we deserved more. Their movement… the second half we controlled better than the first. Tactically the first goal was a mistake but we played that action more with heart than head.

“If you concede one action they have very good players to score. The second goal is the same, one mistake. Our first 20-25 minutes were very good.”

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