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Francis Coquelin reacts hilariously after being fouled by Kevin Wimmer

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The north London derby is usually full of goals and that’s exactly what we expected at Emirates on Sunday lunchtime.

However, it seemed as though the players that took to the field at midday were still half-asleep.

The early kick-off may explain the rather drab opening 40 or so minutes that lacked any real quality with very few chances on each side.

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In truth, other than Kevin Wimmer's own goal at the end of the first-half, there wasn’t really a talking point so we’ve found a rather funny video to talk about instead.

This derby may not have the blood and thunder of past derbies but Wimmer found himself in the referee’s notebook after just six minutes.

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The centre-back steamed into a challenge on Francis Coquelin on the halfway line and was deservedly shown the yellow card.

While it was a pretty robust tackle from Wimmer, the reaction from Coquelin was pretty hilarious.

The Frenchman rolled around on the floor and looked as though he was attempting to breakdance. It probably convinced referee Mark Clattenburg to show Wimmer the yellow card.

Take a look at the video below:

Things went from bad to worse for Wimmer who then headed past his own goalkeeper to give the home side the lead with just minutes remaining in the first-half.

Arsene Wenger would have been disappointed with his side’s start to the match with Spurs arguably starting the brighter of the two teams.

Harry Kane, back in the starting line-up after his injury layoff, headed just wide early on as Spurs went close to taking the lead.

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At the other end, Alex Iwobi had Arsenal’s best chance when he was teed up by Alexis Sanchez but saw his tame shot easily saved by Hugo Lloris. Theo Walcott then smashed a 25-yard thunderbolt against the post as the Gunners started to grow into the match.

But Arsenal went into the half-time break with the lead thanks to Wimmer's mistake.

The best moment was still Coquelin's breakdancing, though.

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Thierry Henry
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