There were a few red faces after Arsenal made light work of Tottenham on Saturday. Many pundits had predicted that Spurs would roll over Arsenal in the North London Derby, but it was the exact opposite.
Arsenal ran into a deserved 2 goal lead at halftime following goals from Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez.
The Arsenal players certainly enjoyed proving the critics wrong and had some great messages for the fans and doubters at full time. The win leaves Arsenal just 1 pt behind Tottenham, whom many had described as a much stronger team this season.
Who would of thought ✌🏽👌🏽 #AFCvsTHFC
— Theo Walcott (@theowalcott) November 18, 2017
Theo reminisces about his famous 2-0 celebration whilst being stretchered off.
Every real gooner woke up with a big fat smile on thier face 😁 i certainly did! Electric atmosphere in the Emirates yesterday. That win was for you #NorthLondonIsRed 🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴 pic.twitter.com/a5RJP4AroM
— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) November 19, 2017
🔴⚪️ Enjoy Gunners … Happy for our victory and for our team ⚽️⚽️ en Emirates Stadium https://t.co/hPI0CsNvH2
— Alexis Sánchez (@Alexis_Sanchez) November 18, 2017
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) November 18, 2017
🔙🔛🔝 North London is red! 🔴 Great performance from all of us today 💪🏽⚽ … I think that was what you call a successful comeback 😁👍🏽 #NotInOurHouse #NLD #Winners #ARSTOT #COYG #sm20 @arsenal pic.twitter.com/koD6ysxpEx
— Shkodran Mustafi (@MustafiOfficial) November 18, 2017
— Shkodran Mustafi (@MustafiOfficial) November 19, 2017
— Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) November 18, 2017
North London is RED 🔴 pic.twitter.com/12F6bJW46A
— Alexandre Lacazette (@LacazetteAlex) November 18, 2017
NORTH LONDON IS 🔴🔴🔴🔴 Have a good weekend gunners!!!! 😜 pic.twitter.com/mnH2tOXCLM
— Nacho Monreal (@_nachomonreal) November 19, 2017
— Per Mertesacker (@mertesacker) November 18, 2017
— Sead Kolašinac (@seadk6) November 18, 2017
Arsenal’s players seem very happy to have proven the doubters wrong on this occasion, but they will know that another slip up in any big game will have the critics right on their back again. How can the Gunners ensure they deliver this top-drawer level of performance more consistently? The players have set the standard now, and they must ensure that at all times they do not drop below that level.