Unai Emery has warned Granit Xhaka to learn from his mistakes after he gave away another penalty in Arsenal’s North London derby draw.
The Gunners fought back after first-half goals from Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane to rescue a point through Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
But only after Xhaka’s mindless foul on Heung-min Son allowed Kane to put Tottenham 2-0 up from the spot.
Since his Premier League debut in August 2016 Xhaka has now conceded FIVE penalties – more than any other player.
Arsenal boss Emery said: “In 90 minutes I am very proud of his work. Some mistakes we can have. I want to use to progress, to improve, to learn.
“There are a lot of positive things with Xhaka for me. The penalty is a disappointing action. But he played very well.”
Emery also accused his side of letting their emotions get the better of them – but praised them for a second-half fightback which turned the tables.
He said: “We played with our heart, sometimes more than our head. We need the balance.
“We need to be clearer in our mind. We made some mistakes in the first half. The fans pushed us and helped us. The first goal for us was the key. We deserved to win over the 90 minutes.”
Aubameyang said: “I think in the first half we deserved to score two goals. We did a great job, played well, tough game. We deserved more.
“We could have done better for their goals. After we tried to push a lot. We had some chances.
It was so important to score just before half time.
“We knew we had more power and we would come back stronger in the second half. It was crucial.
I always said I like to play striker but wherever the team needs me I try my best.”