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Tottenham 3-0 Arsenal: Three Things We Learned

Harry Kettle in Editorial, English Premier League 13 May 2022

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The race to finish in the top four in the Premier League is always intense, largely because the successful clubs get the honour of playing in the Champions League.

It’s something Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have been pretty used to doing in the past but in the last couple of seasons, they haven’t been able to capture the same kind 0f magic as they once did. Instead, they’ve frequently been left looking up at the lights wondering what happened.

Last night, though, with the Gunners needing a win to cement fourth place, it was Spurs who came out and performed with a tremendous 3-0 win.

Arteta’s complaints

The red card decision that left Arsenal with 10 men certainly hurt the visitors, and if you don’t believe us, listen to the manager Mikel Arteta.

“If I say what I think I am suspended for six months,” said Arteta.

“I don’t know how to lie so I prefer not to say what I think. I cannot say what I think.

“I am not unhappy with my players. I am proud of my players. I want the referee to come in front of the camera and explain his decisions. It’s a shame because such a beautiful game was destroyed.

“The decision was made. We can’t change it. The referee has to make a decision in football.”

Tottenham’s killer edge

We can say whatever we want about Tottenham this season but in this game, their killer instinct was on point. Harry Kane bagged a brace, Son Heung-min got back on the scoresheet, and there was a general sense of the hosts having a spring in their step. They’ve got work to do if they want that UCL football, but they’re well on their way.

Still advantage Arsenal?

Fourth place is still occupied by Arsenal Football Club as they lead Tottenham by one point with an inferior goal difference. They have Newcastle and Everton left to play whereas Spurs will take on Burnley and Norwich. Based on those games alone you’d think Arsenal will comfortably hold onto the advantage they have, but the Magpies are good and the Toffees are fighting for their lives. Buckle up, folks.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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