Arsenal 2-2 Spurs: Gunners fight back in North London derby

Arsenal fought back from 0-2 to take a point from the North London derby against arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Mauricio Pochettino’s visitors took the lead against the early run of play when Bernd Leno could only parry Erik Lamela’s tame effort into Christian Eriksen’s path for the Dane to tap home from close range after only 10 minutes.

The Gunners dominated possession and territory for most of the first half but found themselves further behind when Granit Xhaka recklessly conceded a penalty five minutes before half-time that Harry Kane duly converted.

Alexandre Lacazette was able to Unai Emery’s side back into the game with a fine finish in first half of stoppage time.

It was the first time this season that club record summer signing Nicolas Pepe started alongside both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Lacazette and the Ivorian showed promise of what he can deliver in England.

Lacazette did limp off injured in the second half which saw Aubameyang move inside from the left wing to central striker. Within 10 minutes the Gabonese international produced the equaliser.

There were 20 minutes remaining for either side to produce a winner in what turned out to be an end-to-end finish to an enthralling game but neither side could find the goal to earn all three points. Kane was denied a late penalty.