Do Arsenal's back-line deserve Wenger's defence?

The t-shirts featured a cartoon cockerel- symbolising Spurs- carrying a Chinese paper dragon

Tottenham Hotspurs sunk EPL giants Arsenal 1-0 at Wembley stadium on Saturday, February 10 in the North London derby.

The best chance of Champions League next season for Arsene Wenger's side is now via the Europa League - but the Arsenal boss insists he wants to do it via the Premier League.

The Gunners nearly snatched an equaliser in the final minutes of second-half stoppage time but Lacazette sent his low strike wide of the target as Spurs held on for the win.

"The game should have been finished at halftime", Wenger said. We missed opportunities on the counter attack that are not missable at our level with the final ball.

Spurs have lost just one of their last seven Premier League games against Arsenal (W2 D4), although that defeat came earlier this season, losing 2-0 at the Emirates.

The two were excellent last weekend, combining for a goal and three assists in their first start together.

Opposite number Mauricio Pochettino praised his players after the victory despite it almost going horribly wrong in stoppage time when Lacazette missed two excellent chances.

Misplaced passes from Cech and defensive errors from the Arsenal back line created a lot of chances for Son, Eriksen and Kane who couldn't covert those chances into goals.

The England striker powered in a header shortly after the restart to give Mauricio Pochettino's side a deserved victory that sees them climb to third in the Premier League.

While Pochettino was unwilling to say whether Kane could dominate elsewhere, he believes the same could be said about some of the greatest players ever.

Alexandre Lacazette entered the fray with 25 minutes left and looked entirely depleted of confidence from the moment he emerged on the touchline.

"We are going to challenge for both (the FA Cup and Champions League) and then we are trying to finish in the top four, so we have three targets".

"For me it's a very disappointing result".

Wenger's new formation did not work as planed, as what followed was virtuoso performances from Spurs' well-oiled machine upfront with Erik Lamela, Delle Ali and Kieran Trippier being close from giving the home side a goal if it was not for the epic Cech between the posts.

"I have no complaint", Wenger was quoted as saying.

"We can only look at ourselves at the goal, but I don't think we lack hunger in defence".

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