5 Things We Learned From Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal


1. Kane can’t stop

With England coach Roy Hodgson in attendance at White Hart Lane, it's a no-brainer that Harry Kane will get the nod for England’s next international against Italy in March. Frustrated in the first half as Spurs toiled against a well-organised Arsenal, Kane took his chance when it came in the second half and then scored a superb winner. A born goalscorer, Kane is up to 22 goals in his remarkable breakthrough season.

 

2. Tottenham can make the top four

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Spurs fans are starting to believe. There’s a long way to go, of course, but this is another season-defining win for Spurs at White Hart Lane, having beaten Chelsea so emphatically recently. They leapfrog Arsenal and are breathing down the necks of Manchester United and Southampton.

 

3. Pochettino is establishing himself

After a somewhat slow start at Tottenham, Pochettino is getting things right at Spurs. He is developing a settled Spurs team and, by leaving the likes of Emmanuel Adebayor and Paulinho out, is proving he is brave enough to make the right calls. 

 

4. Piers Morgan is still an idiot

 

Not much else to say really.

5. Arsenal need Sanchez

Arsenal are not quite a one man team but they struggle every time Alexis Sanchez is not playing. The Gunners lacked the Chilean’s creativity and attacking nous. His absence was painfully obvious and, while Ozil scored, the German's overall contribution was again disappointing - as was that of Santi Cazorla.

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