Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham: Giroud strike downs big-spending Spurs

Arsenal beat Tottenham in the north London derby thanks to a tidy finish from Olivier Giroud.

The Frenchman struck the only goal of the game midway through the first half after cleverly clipping home Theo Walcott’s low cross.

Nacho Monreal came close to doubling the lead with 11 minutes remaining after Hugo Lloris had parried Walcott’s shot, but Kyle Walker was on hand to divert the danger.

Spurs’ club record signing Erik Lamela was introduced 15 minutes from time but could not make a telling impact, while Sandro returned from a long-term injury in place of Etienne Capoue, who was stretched off with what looked like a serious knock of his own.

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