Auba and Laca strike as Gunners fight back from the death in the derby

first_imgARSENAL fought back from two goals down to snatch a draw against bitter rivals in the North London Derby.Christian Eriksen opened the scoring after a poor Bernd Leno mistake, before Harry Kane stroked home a penalty.4 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored to salvage a draw for Arsenal against bitter rivals SpursCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdBut the fightback was on just before half-time when Alexandre Lacazette smashed home from close-range to give the Gunners hope.The home side dominated the second period and eventually earned a well-deserved point, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang getting his toe on the end of a brilliant Guendouzi cross.But despite the draw, Eriksen really proved his worth to Spurs – and they should not let him leave.What an original take, right?!But if ever there was a game to prove that point it was today’s 2-2 draw with bitter rivals Arsenal.The Dane opened the scoring on ten minutes after some sloppy goalkeeping from Leno – the German fumbling Erik Lamela’s tame effort for Eriksen to prod home.And while that was important, frankly my dog could have scored it and it’s everything else he does that Spurs would miss the most.Opening strike aside, if Tottenham stand any chance of challenging for the title – or at least securing a Champions League place again this season – they need to keep him on their books.Yes Tottenham have Harry Kane, and yes they have Heung-Min Son but almost EVERYTHING goes through Eriksen before it gets anywhere near those two.For example, 48 minutes into this afternoon’s game, the ball falls to Eriksen on the edge of his own box.And with an oh-so-characteristic and equally effortless swivel he turns and sends a left footed half-volley down the field to the awaiting Kane.4 Christian Eriksen, who opened the scoring, proved his worth to Spurs with an excellent performanceCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd4 Harry Kane put Spurs two goals up after scoring a penaltyCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdPin-point accuracy into the channel and Tottenham were away.Now this afternoon’s battle was an end to end one and in games like that, Son comes into his own.But not all of Tottenham’s games are going to be like that this year – on the contrary, hardly any of them will be.And that is where Eriksen’s value is most felt.He is the key that unpicks the lock when Spurs are faced with ten men behind the ball or when things get sticky and the pace of the game slows down.Take Kane’s effort that thundered off the post on the hour mark today.A simple yet lethal give and go with Eriksen set the Englishman away to kill the game – and he would have but for a fraction of an inch.Spurs’ next best thing Giovani Lo Celso – who replaced Son in the 78th minute – remains an unknown quantity.Mauricio Pochettino is counting down the hours until the European transfer window closes but says he’s optimistic about keeping Christian Eriksen4 Alexandre Lacazette started the comeback, thumping home for Arsenal just before half-timeCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneAnd while the often dubbed ‘overrated’ Dele Alli is talented, the Englishman is far from a like for like replacement.Just one more day of anxious waiting for Spurs fans before the European transfer window slams shut on Monday.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himAnd Mauricio Pochettino’s comments after the game won’t settle their stomachs at all.The Argentine refusing to confirm Eriksen would still be a Tottenham player by the end of the day tomorrow.But no worries, because in the meantime they’ve got another missed opportunity at the Emirates to rue as they continue to search for for their first Premier League win at Arsenal since 2010.last_img

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