Arsenal and Tottenham charged over player conduct in north London derby

Arsenal and Tottenham charged over player conduct in north London derby

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang had set the Gunners on their way with the opener from the penalty spot in the 10th minute, but goals from Eric Dier and Harry Kane put Tottenham 2-1 up.

That explains why Alderweireld - who played against Inter Milan in midweek and Chelsea last weekend - was benched for Spurs' match against Arsenal.

The Wales worldwide has spent over ten years at Arsenal, playing nearly 350 games for the club, and helping the Gunners win three FA Cup titles.

Arsenal's next Premier League test is a trip to Manchester United on Wednesday night.

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Torreira completed 43 out of 48 passes and gained possession 12 times resulting in his being named Man of the Match for the third time in his last four games for the Gunners.

But while he is pleased with Ramsey's recent contribution, Emery indicated there had no been change to the contract impasse.

That Arsenal finish strongly, overwhelming often exhausted opponents, is undeniable.

Asked repeatedly about Ozil in his post-match press conference at the Emirates, Emery said that Ozil "has back ache" when asked why he could not play.

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Exhausted legs may even have contributed to Jan Vertonghen's lunge for the ball that earned a second yellow card five minutes from time.

Eric Dier has admitted that losing to Arsenal in the North London derby hurt his team.

However, Xhaka picked up his fifth booking of the season with a foul shortly after half time and will now serve an immediate one-game suspension meaning the Swiss worldwide will now miss Wednesday night's trip to Old Trafford.

What this latest absence means for the 30-year-old's future at the club in unclear but with Emery proving successful so far, Ozil - unlike United's Paul Pogba, whose relationship with Jose Mourinho looks similarly complicated - may not be able to bide his time for a likely change of manager anytime soon.

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