Kolasinac puts horror summer behind him but Bernd Leno will be disappointed

first_imgHENRIKH MKHITARYAN (on for Lacazette, 66 mins) – 7 Worried Tottenham as soon as he set foot on the pitch. Involved in everything down the wing. Emery will be very pleased.Tottenham boss Pochettino denies ‘stupid rumours’ he is going to quit after Arsenal clash ARSENAL came back in resounding fashion to nick a 2-2 draw at home to Tottenham today.It was the 199th North London derby and it was easily one of the better ones.3 Sead Kolasinac was inches away from getting on the scoresheet in Arsenal’s draw with TottenhamCredit: DAVID KLEINThe frantic affair saw Arsenal start well but look shaken once Christian Eriksen scored against the run of play after just ten minutes.Unai Emery will be pleased on the whole and here’s how William Pugh thought the Gunners fared this afternoon.BERND LENO – 4Jekyll and Hyde afternoon. Should have saved Lamela’s shot which led to the opener or at least pushed it wider. Made amends shortly after with a fantastic fingertip save from Son’s 18th-minute effort. Sloppy handling AGAIN before the half was out and lucky not to be responsible for a second goal for the visitors.AINSLEY MAITLAND-NILES – 5Looked a little out of his depth. First goal seemed to affect him.SOKRATIS – 6Looked solid all afternoon. Booked late in the second-half when the game got frantic.DAVID LUIZ – 6Typical David Luiz performance. A couple of heart in mouth moments and a couple where you sit back and applaud. Won’t be the last time he is involved in such a high scoring and entertaining affair this season.SEAD KOLASINAC – 7Fantastic going forward. Exploited Tottenham’s weakened right-side all afternoon.3 Sokratis failed to cover himself in glory for Christian Eriksen’s openerCredit: DAVID KLEINMATTEO GUENDOUZI – 7Delightful pass to assist Aubameyang’s second-half equaliser. Battled terrifically and showed up Xhaka with his performance.GRANIT XHAKA – 4Looked busy early. Rash lunge on Son gave away the penalty just before half-time. Unnecessary and nearly killed the game.LUCAS TORREIRA – 5Tenacious off the ball in the first-half. Justified recall after Liverpool omission – just. Nowhere near enough impact for an Arsenal central midfielder when they’re playing Spurs at home and supposedly pushing for the top four. Subbed off in the second-half.NICOLAS PEPE – 6Involved throughout the first-half and clearly one of Arsenal’s better players. Will improve as he gets used to Premier League and should pay back huge investment as the season wears on.PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG – 7Anything dangerous Arsenal did went through the forward. Fantastic finish for the equaliser. Perhaps made to look better by Spurs having no recognised right-back.ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE – 7Disappointing first-half. Several sloppy passes which killed dangerous looking Gunners attacks until he smashed home the opener. Saved himself with that and then came out a different man in the second half. Unlucky to be taken off.SUBSDANI CEBALLOS (on for Torreira, 63 mins) – 7Started pulling strings as soon as he came on. Will almost certainly start ahead of Torreira when playing less threatening teams.3LATEST ARSENAL NEWS Live BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesCONT ME OUTArsenal’s Lacazette ‘not interested’ in joining Inter as Martinez’s replacementGossipINTERESTED PARTEYArsenal ‘most interested’ in Thomas Partey but coronavirus delays talksGUNNER GOLuiz ‘has to go’, Saliba ‘a concern’ and Mustafi not at right ‘level’, says KeownAT YOUR BOC AND CALLTorreira reveals ‘dream and desire’ to one day play for Boca JuniorsWRIGHTY’S OUTRAGEIan Wright says video of George Floyd’s death in US left him ‘drained’HOMECOMINGDavid Luiz confirms Benfica talks with Arsenal contract set to expire in JuneGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansPAIN IN THE ASSEArsenal lose out on starlet Aouchiche as he takes Saint-Etienne medicalLEW BEAUTYTeenage winger George Lewis, 19, signs Arsenal contract after successful triallast_img

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