Jose Mourinho described Sunday’s north London derby as “funny” and “emotional” after Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur played out a 2-2 draw at The Emirates.
Arsenal were looking to reassert their dominance over Tottenham by extending their unbeaten run at home in the north London derby that stretches back to 2010.
However, Spurs broke the deadlock when Christian Eriksen found the net with a simple finish after Bernd Leno parried Erik Lamela’s shot into the Denmark international’s path.
Tottenham extended their lead in the 40th minute when Harry Kane scored from the penalty spot after Granit Xhaka brought down Son Heung-min in Leno’s area.
Arsenal managed to halve the deficit in the first minute of added time when Alexandre Lacazette scored a superb solo goal to get the home side back into the derby.
His strike partner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang levelled with 20 minutes to go with a toe poke to score his third goal of the Premier League season.
Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos appeared to have scored a sensational winner but the goal was ruled out for offside.
Sky Sports pundit Mourinho felt that the stalemate was a fair result for both teams.
Asked to describe the derby, Mourinho replied: “Funny. Emotional. Good to watch.
“Everyone that came here has the same feeling as me. If we try to analyse the game, I’m pretty sure with a different vision, there were some crazy moments of play to watch at this level. Everybody at home enjoyed this from start to finish.”
Mourinho went on to suggest both teams lost their discipline in the closing stages of the derby clash.
“The game had 80 metres between the defensive line of Arsenal and Spurs for the last 20 minutes,” Mourinho added.
“It was counter attack after counter attack. The game went out of control. If one of the teams had more brains or tactical sense, they’d have won it.”
Tottenham will host Crystal Palace in another London derby after the international break when the Premier League returns on Saturday 14 September.
Arsenal will take on Watford in their next Premier League game on Sunday 15 September as Unai Emery’s side look to continue their decent start to the season.