Arsenal emerged victorious in the second north London derby of the season.
Goals from Martin Odegaard and Alexandre Lacazette saw the Gunners come from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspur who had taken the lead in the 33rd minute thanks to Erik Lamela’s brilliant goal.
However, some Arsenal fans have found one incident to be unhappy about.
It happened in the second half when Gabriel Magalhaes cleared his lines with Spurs striker Harry Kane looking to close him down and win possession back for his side who came to life in the final 15 minutes when they were already 2-1 down.
But as spotted by Arsenal supporters on Reddit, Kane came crashing into the Brazilian after the ball had gone.
The general feeling was that the England international lead with his elbow which has left many rather angry at the fact that the striker’s tackle did not even warrant a yellow card.
carl_ZA said: “There was ZERO intent to play the ball. That’s malicious all day long.”
23grp said: “Straight Red!”
SafetyGoat said: “Not really an elbow, but yeah should have been an easy yellow for the ref to give.”
Gabriel would end up having the last laugh.
From the rebound of Kane hitting the post from a free-kick, Sanchez guided an effort goalwards and with Bernd Leno in a seated position, it appeared that Spurs were about to equalise and deny the Gunners all three points.
But Gabriel got back in time to make a goal-saving clearance with his head.
Arteta explains the reason Bukayo Saka was taken off during the North London Derby
Mikel Arteta has explained why Bukayo Saka was taken off at half time during the North London Derby.
After dominating the match in the early stages Arsenal fell behind through an Erik Lamela rabona against the run of play.
However, they were able to equalise just before the half time break through Martin Odegaard after senastional work by Kieran Tierney down the left flank.
Arteta’s side were expecting to use the momentum from that strike to kick on in the second period so it was a surprise to see Nicolas Pepe emerge from the tunnel instead of the England international.
Saka was on the receiving end of a few rough challenges from Spurs’ players in the early exchanges so there were some suspicions that this may have been the cause of the substitution rather than a tactical change.
And speaking after the match Arteta confirmed this to be the case.
If this does turn out to be the case it will be a huge blow for Arsenal for whom Saka has been a key player this season.
Since Christmas the 19-year-old has scored five times and assisted five more for the Gunners as they have risen slowly up the Premier League table.
If they injury does turn out to be a hamstring problem then it is likely that he will also miss the upcoming England camp when the league pauses for the international break in just over a week’s time.