Tottenham’s trip to the Emirates certainly surprised a large section of fans who believed that this Spurs side, who recently beat the European champions 3-0, would run rampant over their fierce rivals.
Fans and pundits alike believed that Tottenham had finally bridged the gap between them and their north London neighbours last season, after finishing above Arsenal for the first time in over 20 years.
However, the Gunners were the far better side as they came away with a 2-0 victory. It was a generous scoreline for Spurs, considering that Arsenal had control over the game for the majority of the 90 minutes.
Mesut Ozil once again was a standout performer as the German seems adamant to prove his critics wrong and display his class for the Gunners. Fellow German international Shkrodan Mustafi scored the first goal to break the deadlock, which was shortly followed by a second goal from Alexis Sanchez.
Tottenham will be looking for a better result as league leaders Manchester City are running away with the title.
It’s needless to say that Arsenal fans would take to Twitter to celebrate their performance; and here’s the best of their celebratory tweets:
Even famous Gooner Piers Morgan shared his delight over the victory:
However, Tottenham were the butt of the joke on Twitter following the game, with these serving as some of funniest tweets:
Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura has reportedly decided to end his stay with the club in January and is targeting a move to England.
The Brazilian joined the French side in 2012 and had made an impressive 212 appearances before this season, scoring 44 times. However, the 25-year-old has only featured in five games for the club this campaign – totalling a measly 71 minutes.
Lucas is apparently in no doubt that his time at the club will come to an end, after holding talks with manager Unai Emery about his playing time in recent weeks.
According to UOL Esporte, the PSG boss has told the player that he should search for a new club, as financial restrictions and an overcrowded squad mean he will no longer be guaranteed game time in Paris.
The winger rejected opportunities in the summer to join Monaco and Sporting CP, so he could fight to get into the PSG starting XI. Lucas had hoped that his relationship with PSG’s world record signing Neymar would help his cause for a place in the side, but that hasn’t materialised.
England could now be a strong possibility for the Brazil international, with Arsenal and Chelsea the most likely destinations for the star.
The sale of Lucas, along with several other talents, looks to be a necessity for the French giants, who are preparing to be told by UEFA to raise £70m in revenue in order to be able to meet Financial Fair Play Requirements. Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore are two other candidates for the exit door this winter.
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has revealed that he has grown frustrated by his lack of Premier League titles since moving to the club in 2015.
The only silverware the Czech star, who lifted four Premier League trophies with Chelsea, has won with the Gunners came in May when Arsenal beat Cech’s former side 2-1 to lift the FA Cup.
Cech has revealed that he is disappointed at the club’s failure to win titles during his time at the club and understands the building frustrations among sections of the club’s fans.
As quoted by to the Express, he said: “I have to say as a player you get frustrated as well when you don’t reach your targets because that’s why you come every day, prepare every day, why you train and I’m used to winning titles and I’m not happy when three years in a row you don’t win one.”
Cech won 13 major titles with Chelsea between 2004 and 2015, including four Premier League titles, while he has also taken home four Golden Glove awards.
He continued: “When I joined the club, you can see how big and strong the support the club has. People are passionate, they’ve been supporting the club over the years.
“When you are used to seeing the team winning the title and suddenly have a 12 year gap then when you have a little hope, then there’s a little bit missing, you have one point missing there, two points missing here.
“That’s why last season the reaction of the fans was the strongest because when you accumulate year after year then I can understand the frustration.
“The dressing room is very strong regardless of the pressure because we work hard every day and sometimes there are small margins every day which make big differences in modern football and it’s up to us to make that up.”