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Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham: north London derby – Premier League player ratings

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Bernd Leno Had to do better with Lamela’s low, soft effort. Saved well later to prevent Son making it two. 6

Ainsley Maitland-Niles Steady performance from a player who looks increasingly mature defensively. Early shot blocked. 7

Sokratis Papastathopoulos All at sea before Eriksen’s goal. Thought he had won it but Kolasinac was ruled offside. 6

David Luiz Lack of positional awareness was laid bare early on when Eriksen scored and Son went close. 5

Sead Kolasinac Inches from scoring early in the second half but was not quite at his rampaging best on the left flank. 6

Lucas Torreira Tigerish and dogged, attributes that helped Arsenal get a foothold in the game before he was subbed. 7

Granit Xhaka Only he will know what he was doing with the daft lunge on Son that could have cost the match. 5

Mattéo Guendouzi Fine ball for Aubameyang’s goal and was denied one of his own by Lloris. Positive showing. 7

Nicolas Pépé Drilled an early effort over and snatched at one later on. Flashes of promise but clearly not at full tilt yet. 6

Alexandre Lacazette Explosive finish reignited the game, and tireless work all over the pitch. Went off with a knock. 8

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Had rarely got close to goal before timing his run perfectly to poach Arsenal’s equaliser. Also a wide threat. 7

Substitutes Dani Ceballos (for Torreira 63) 7, Henrikh Mkhitaryan (for Lacazette 67) 6

Harry Kane claimed for a penalty after taking on Sokratis Papastathopoulos late in the match.



Harry Kane claimed for a penalty after taking on Sokratis Papastathopoulos late in the match. Photograph: Alastair Grant/AP

Tottenham

Hugo Lloris Minor wobbles with the ball but made thrilling one-handed stops from Guendouzi and Ceballos. 7

Davinson Sánchez Uncomfortable from the outset in an unfamiliar right-back role but just about got away with it 5.

Toby Alderweireld Diced with danger when playing out and stretched frequently as Arsenal roared back into the game. 6

Jan Vertonghen Initially offered stability on his return to the side but let Aubameyang run off him for equaliser. 6

Danny Rose Made a crucial back-post block from Pépé at 1-0 but struggled after that, not helped by a booking. 5

Érik Lamela His low shot led to Eriksen’s goal and movement was clever throughout. Subbed on the hour. 7

Moussa Sissoko Needed to offer more of his physicality and ability to carry the ball. Missed late chance to win it. 6

Harry Winks Smart play in buildup to the penalty award but struggled to get on the ball during the second period. 6

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Christian Eriksen Early tap-in seemed a perfect way to banish the summer’s issues, but was subdued after a sparky start. 6

Harry Kane Involved in Spurs’ first goal, rammed in the penalty and was so unlucky to rap the post later on. 7

Son Heung-min The best forward on show by a distance before the break but reduced to scraps as the game went on. 8

Substitutes Dele Alli (for Lamela 60) 6, Giovani Lo Celso (for Son 79) 6,

Original article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/sep/01/arsenal-2-2-tottenham-north-london-derby-premier-league-player-ratings

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