Kane Buries Arsenal in North London Derby

Posted February 12, 2018

Former Arsenal star Martin Keown fears his old side can forget about finishing in the Premier League's top four after Saturday's defeat in the north London derby.

Arsenal's only hope left to qualify for the Champions League will be through winning the Europa League.

"In the second half we found space and created problems".

"[Our away record] is very poor".

However, the German did play a pivotal role in Arsenal staying in the game for as long as they did and it was proven in a tactical analysis by YouTube's Nouman.

As Harry Kane soared above the Arsenal defenders to make it seven goals against the Gunners in seven games, a familiar sense of déjà vu could be seen among those players wearing the red and white at Wembley. "I need to pick 11 players", he said. "I watched it again, it's a regular goal".

"I think we weren't at the standard required, so it's something to look at for the next game".

Arsenal could have snatched a point late on through Lacazette, but the France striker's poor form was on full display as he squandered two good chances to leave Wenger and his men shaking their heads. And the fact that they conceded half the goals we conceded is as well down to the fact that, offensively, they are very powerful.

And then Wenger blew that out of the water by claiming the game should have been over by half-time in Arsenal's favour.

"In the first half we missed three or four opportunities on the counter attack which is hard to swallow, always the final ball. That is not acceptable at this level", he fumed.

A tepid derby came to life in the 49th minute when Kane soared over Laurent Koscielny to meet Ben Davies' cross and sparked a second half of complete control by Tottenham at Wembley Stadium.

"In the final part of the game we should have come back to 1-1".

Played a huge role in taking the tooth out of most Arsenal attacks, complementing Dembele well in the middle of the park.

Praising the man of the moment for Pochetinho's Spurs, the Arsenal manager called Harry Kane a super striker and one of the best in the world.

"We had opportunities, unsafe situations that we didn't transform into opportunities, that's where my regret was, that in the final ball we missed something". In the final ball, we missed something.