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90' + 1'
A. Lokonga
Yellow Card
79'
Son Heung-Min
Reguilón
3 - 1
34'
B. Saka
Goal
3 - 0
27'
P. Aubameyang
E. Smith Rowe
2 - 0
12'
E. Smith Rowe
B. Saka
1 - 0

Match Stats

Possession
46% 53%
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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 7 4
Total Passes 431 485
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Commentary

That's all from the Emirates Stadium, so thank you for joining us and goodbye!
Spurs certainly improved in the second half - they could hardly have fared worse - but they next take on an Aston Villa side which turned over Manchester United yesterday, after a Conference League clash with Mura in midweek. Arsenal, meanwhile, have a week free to prepare for their trip to Brighton next Saturday.
An unfamiliar atmosphere pervaded the Emirates today, as a lively home support saw their faith finally rewarded by a performance of great commitment and quality in the North London derby. After their scintillating attacking before the break, Arsenal sacrificed much of the ball and some territory in the second half, but Tottenham were unable to instigate an improbable comeback. The Gunners must now capitalise on the buoyant mood around the club, as a promising young side aspires to shake off the demons of the recent past. 
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: ARSENAL 3-1 TOTTENHAM
90' + 2' GREAT SAVE! Ramsdale makes a superb fingertip save to deny Spurs a second goal from a powerful Lucas strike. What he has been required to do today, the former Sheffield United stopper has done reassuringly well.
A. Lokonga
Yellow Card
90' + 1' Substitute Sambi Lokonga brings down Gil and is shown a yellow card.
M. Ødegaard
Yellow Card
89' Odegaard goes into the referee's book for a foul in his own half.
Nuno Tavares
E. Smith Rowe
88' Another Arsenal man-of-the-match contender is withdrawn, as Smith Rowe rests for the final few minutes and Tavares is brought on for a brief cameo.
A. Maitland-Niles
B. Saka
87' Though his intensity naturally dimmed after a brilliant first half, Saka comes off to be replaced by Maitland-Niles.
84' Tierney has a left-footed shot from outside the box, but it sails high and wide to the right of the Spurs goal without troubling Lloris.
A. Lokonga
G. Xhaka
82' Xhaka cannot recover from his collision a couple of minutes earlier, so Sambi Lokonga comes back into the Arsenal midfield.
80' Under a challenge from Lucas, it seems Xhaka has damaged his knee and is left writhing on the Emirates turf - this doesn't look good for the Swiss midfielder.
Reguilón
Assist
79' Reguilon threaded a cross low into the Arsenal area for Son to reduce the Spurs deficit.
Son Heung-Min
Goal
79' SPURS HAVE ONE BACK! Ramsdale finally concedes his first goal in an Arsenal shirt, as former Sevilla players Gil and Reguilon combine on the left to feed Son, whose deflected shot from the centre of the box nestles in the top corner of the net. Is there still time for a comeback? Arsenal 3-1 Spurs!
75' With the clock ticking down, Xhaka goes down and receives treatment for over a minute, but is eventually able to return to the fray.
73' Saka slips inside from the right, with space to shoot. He then places a low, curling effort towards the far post, which Lloris stretches to save. 
71' Still harrying from the front, Arsenal captain Aubameyang brings down Skipp just outside the Spurs area. Their attacking play may have lacked the electricity of the first half after the break, but they have remained a disciplined unit.
Bryan Gil
T. Ndombèlé
70' Ndombele has been unable to make an impact in midfield today, so Gil is thrown on for the final 20 minutes.
68' Aubameyang receives the ball from the free-kick, but his shot into the ground from the right side of the area is collected by Lloris.
O. Skipp
Yellow Card
67' The first yellow card of the game comes far later than many would have expected, as Skipp goes into the book for a clumsy tackle on Partey 30 yards from goal.
64' Arsenal have dropped the pace somewhat, with Spurs having nearly three-quarters of the ball during the last 10 minutes. The hosts still pose a threat on the counter though.
62' A delightful touch from a long ball helps Kane elude Tomiyasu for once, but he then pokes his effort from the centre of the area just wide of the Arsenal post. That was his best chance yet.
60' GOOD SAVE! Ramsdale gets down rapidly; diving to his right-hand side to save a strong Kane strike from the edge of the box. The young goalkeeper celebrates with Tomiyasu as if they'd scored a goal!
58' Son takes an in-swinging free-kick from near the left touchline, but it drifts far too close to Ramsdale, who claims it with ease.
56' A mistimed challenge by White on the 18-yard line clips Kane, but there is no penalty decision either on-field or off and Spurs' claims are denied.
54' NO PENALTY! After a brief review, the VAR decides that no signifcant contact was made between Sanchez and Gabriel, so the game continues - much to Arteta's apparent dismay.
53' At the back post, Gabriel goes down in a heap under a challenge from Sanchez, and the VAR is called upon to judge whether a penalty will be awarded.
52' Arsenal take a short corner, which Smith Rowe then clips into the box, but Tomiyasu can't make contact and the ball is cleared. 
50' Kane is the all-time highest goalscorer in competitive North London derbies, with 11 goals. He failed to score against Arsenal in their last meeting in March, but has never gone without a goal against the Gunners in back-to-back games. Can he keep that record going against the odds today?
48' Partey attempts a right-footed shot from outside the box, which drifts high and wide of the target.
Emerson
J. Tanganga
46' Tanganga has been substituted at the break, with recent signing Emerson coming on in his place.
O. Skipp
D. Alli
46' Another anonymous display from Alli sees the Spurs midfielder replaced by Skipp, who will sit deeper alongside Hojbjerg.
46' We are back under way in North London!
Surely Spurs will consider changes during the interval, with their only hope of a revival lying in their once-formidable front three getting more frequently involved. Nuno's future prospects could even hang on how he responds to that horrendous first-half performance.
While a whirlwind Arsenal performance has deservedly been rewarded with a three-goal lead, Spurs have been utterly bereft of ideas and at times veered towards the shambolic. The stark contrast between the joyous Arteta and an apparently frozen Nuno demonstrates the gulf between the teams at the break, and any comeback by the visitors is almost unthinkable, such was their ineptitude in all areas of the pitch. The Gunners' bright young things, Smith Rowe and Saka, have excelled in a 45-minute display of great brio and fearlessness.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: ARSENAL 3-0 TOTTENHAM
45' Arsenal are now sitting back in a compact shape, as Spurs aimlessly pass around in the central third of the pitch - they look shell-shocked.
43' Partey's laser-like long ball is just miscontrolled by Aubameyang on the edge of the area, which allows Dier to extinguish the latest Arsenal counter-attack. Spurs are just clinging on for the whistle.
41' Tottenham have never lost three consecutive league games by three or more goals in their entire history, but that record looks to be at risk today if they cannot get a foothold during the second half.
39' A clipped cross from Aubameyang sends Spurs into defensive chaos, but there is no-one available to convert the dropping ball and it bounces to safety.
37' SO CLOSE! Kane almost pulls a goal back from the corner, as he shakes off White's attentions to plant a firm header just wide of the left-hand post. It was a good opportunity - particularly by Tottenham's standards in this first half.
36' Gabriel gets into a good position to block an in-swinging cross from Tanganga inside his six-yard box, but concedes a corner.
B. Saka
Goal
34' ARSENAL IN DREAMLAND! Saka somehow bundles through the sliding challenges of several Spurs defenders - including the back-tracking Kane - and threads a low right-footed shot past the grasping hand of Lloris. Sensational stuff at the Emirates! Arsenal lead 3-0 before the break: Spurs look broken.
30' A constant threat for the home side, Saka wins a free-kick having been fouled by a frustrated Kane near the centre circle.
E. Smith Rowe
Assist
27' Smith Rowe has been at the centre of all Arsenal's most incisive play, and streaks through on the left wing to cleverly chop the ball inside for his captain to rifle home.
P. Aubameyang
Goal
27' A SECOND FOR ARSENAL! Brilliant stuff from Smith Rowe, after Xhaka releases the young forward on the left and he skins Sanchez; cutting back for Aubameyang to fire high into the Spurs net. A rapier counter from the Gunners, who have been irrepressible to this point. Arsenal 2-0 Spurs!
25' In the last five minutes, Spurs have dominated possession, as Arsenal's supremacy fades just a little. They cannot create much, though, as the Gunners' rearguard stands firm.
23' Starved of service so far, Kane turns 30 yards out, but his ambitious attempt flies way over the bar - a desperate effort, really.
21' A typically charging run from Son gets him one-on-one with the back-tracking Partey on the left of the area, but his firm shot at the near post is palmed wide for a corner by Ramsdale.
19' Arsenal have already kept a long tradition going today, as since consecutive goalless draws at Highbury in 1997-98 and 1998-99, they have scored at least once in each of their last 22 Premier League home games against Spurs.
17' Another save from Spurs' goalkeeper, as Lloris springs high to tip a powerful long-distance shot from Aubameyang over his crossbar.
15' GREAT SAVE! Partey thumps a right-footed effort from the edge of the box towards the top corner, from Saka's pass, but Lloris leaps to repel the shot. Arsenal are flying!
E. Smith Rowe
Goal
12' ARSENAL LEAD! The Emirates goes wild, as Saka pulls off a step-over on the right to beat Reguilon; his low cross finding the on-rushing Smith Rowe, who strokes the ball coolly into an unguarded net. Arsenal are 1-0 ahead! It is no more than they deserve.
B. Saka
Assist
12' Delightful trickery and a calm mind see Saka leave a static Spurs defence flummoxed, cutting the ball back for Smith Rowe to score.
9' Arsenal have demonstrated great composure at the back and look assured in possession so far, though Spurs are pressing only intermittently.
7' A rapid counter finds Tierney high up on the left flank and Aubameyang is only denied by a sharp low save from Lloris. It wouldn't have counted, though, as the assistant's flag is raised once again.
6' Ultimately ruled offside, Son scuffs the first shot of the game well wide of the left post, following a pass from Alli.
4' Reguilon wins a free-kick by positioning himself well under a skewed clearance from Spurs skipper Lloris, as Arsenal press high up the field.
2' Remarkably, Tottenham have won just one of their last 28 away league games against Arsenal - losing 16 - with a dramatic 3-2 win in November 2010 being their last such success.
1' Following a tribute to the late, great Jimmy Greaves, we are under way at the Emirates!
The players are out on the pitch amid a raucous atmosphere, and this much-anticipated game is within moments of kick-off!
For the visitors, Tanguy Ndombele has worked his way back into Nuno Espirito Santo's thinking and, after registering Spurs' opener in midweek, joins Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in the all-important engine room. Meanwhile, Lucas Moura starts in a three-man attack led by Tottenham talisman Harry Kane.
Arsenal's Granit Xhaka returns from a three-game suspension to immediately regain his place in the hosts' midfield, seeing Albert Sambi Lokonga dropped to the bench by boss Mikel Arteta. In goal, Aaron Ramsdale makes his derby debut and retains the gloves ahead of Bernd Leno after back-to-back clean sheets in the Premier League. While, up front, captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang starts despite Alexandre Lacazette's good goalscoring record against Spurs.
SUBS: Pierluigi Gollini, Giovani Lo Celso, Bryan Gil, Emerson Royal, Ben Davies, Cristian Romero, Dane Scarlett, Joe Rodon, Oliver Skipp.
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (4-3-3): Hugo Lloris; Japhet Tanganga, Eric Dier, Davinson Sanchez, Sergio Reguilon; Tanguy Ndombele, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Dele Alli; Son Heung-Min, Lucas Moura, Harry Kane. 
SUBS: Bernd Leno, Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette, Rob Holding, Cedric Soares, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Gabriel Martinelli.
ARSENAL (4-2-3-1): Aaron Ramsdale, Kieran Tierney, Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes, Takehiro Tomiyasu; Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey; Martin Odegaard, Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Arsenal have not failed to score in a Premier League meeting at home to Tottenham since the turn of the century, and meet a Spurs side that has suffered successive 3-0 defeats in the top flight, having won both of their two most recent league outings 1-0.
While the Gunners come into this match following a 3-0 EFL Cup success over AFC Wimbledon in midweek, Spurs needed penalties to get past Wolves in the same competition. Now, the old foes clash in the first derby in front of a full stadium for well over a year.
Hello and welcome to coverage of the North London derby at the Emirates Stadium, as Arsenal host arch-rivals Tottenham!