Sokratis Papastathopoulos: Arsenal’s ‘perfect’ spirit, belief crucial in top-four battle

Sokratis Papastathopoulos: Arsenal’s ‘perfect’ spirit, belief crucial in top-four battle

Four Spurs players were in an offside position when Christian Eriksen took the free-kick, only for Shkodran Mustafi to foul Harry Kane and for the referee to point to the spot.

I can not blame him.

Gallagher also thinks Jan Vertonghen entered the 18-yard-box before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's late penalty was saved by Hugo Lloris.

"It wasn't a red card, I actually thought Anthony Taylor didn't have the best of games personally".

Kane said it was vital Tottenham steadied the ship after defeats at Burnley and Chelsea killed their lingering title hopes and opened the door to the sides immediately below them to suck the into the battle for a top-four finish.

"He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world, he doesn't need to show that, he has nothing to prove". Everyday in training we know that we are there and it's very important for us.

The Tottenham defender was nearly level with Aubameyang as he struck the ball which meant he was also able to run back and block the Arsenal forward when he tried to turn in Alex Iwobi's cross from Hugo Lloris' parry.

Lacazette then missed a great chance to double Arsenal's lead shortly after the restart and Spurs maintained a majority of possession until Kane's equalizer.

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Unai Emery's side were held to a 1-1 draw at Wembley on Saturday in the north London derby.

Harry Kane insists Tottenham will shake off their Premier League collapse as the England star looks to fire his team into the Champions League quarter-finals against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

"But the minute Kane challenges for the ball, he becomes active and involved in play, and therefore offside should've been given".

In principle, Emery utilised his bench well, introducing Aubameyang - a forward with pace to burn - as more Tottenham players ventured forward looking to equalise.

"We could win this match".

His progress is very important for this performance and I think today he played well, but in the last matches he is coming with his best confidence in himself, for using his skills and his capacity to help us and he has experience to continue improving his progress with us, like today. But I am so happy with the character and personality that we played with.

"We were a bit unlucky but that's football".