EPL: Iwobi 'Struggles' As Arsenal Share Derby Points With Spurs

EPL: Iwobi 'Struggles' As Arsenal Share Derby Points With Spurs

Unai Emery's side were held to a 1-1 draw at Wembley on Saturday in the north London derby.

There was more heartbreak for Arsenal as Lucas Torreira was handed a straight red during the added-on time as Spurs maintained their four-point advantage over the Gunners in the third position.

And it was beginning to look like the Gunners would snaffle all three points until Harry Kane levelled from the penalty spot a quarter of an hour from time after he'd been bundled over by Shkodran Mustafi.

Referee Anthony Taylor found himself under the microscope as replays showed Sanchez's contact with Aubameyang to be minimal, but Lloris was reluctant to criticise a call that allowed him to be the hero. After 1-1, we tried to get the second and this is the mentality we want'.

On Tottenham's goal, though, Gallagher said on Sky Sports News' Ref Watch feature: "What I would say first of all is that's a great spot from the referee for the penalty".

However, Aubameyang's poor penalty was saved by Lloris and Jan Vertonghen produced a stunning last-ditch challenge to deny the Gabon striker in the scramble that followed.

"We played like a team, feeling together and pushing individually and collectively".

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Lacazette has edged ahead of Aubameyang in Emery's pecking order thanks to his superior link-up play and that showed in Arsenal's opener. "Today we create some good chances but today it's not enough".

"Today for me, the referees were a big personality but it's not enough to make the best decision in hard action in the box, for them and for us", he told reporters after the match.

Although he argues that Spurs should have won the game, they are showing signs of fatigue and mental mistakes which are costing them dear at a pivotal stage of the season.

It is true there are still some very big clubs left in the Europa League knockouts, and we could start getting even harder games from the quarter finals onwards. "VAR is coming for matches like today".

"We can not believe that it will be the key, that football now will be fair - football has never been fair and never will be".

"For us to prepare, it's about thinking about the best Tottenham, and thinking we need to be strong going into the match". "Important work for the future, to be sure, it will be a massive help".

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