Sokratis defending against Harry Kane.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos was seen talking to Son Heung-min at full-time after Arsenal 4-2 Spurs

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What a north London derby we witnessed on Sunday afternoon.

Arsenal welcomed Tottenham to the Emirates with just three points separating the two sides.

But the Gunners leapfrogged Spurs into third place after running out 4-2 winners in a pulsating affair.

Unai Emery’s side took the lead after just 10 minutes.

Jan Vertonghen handled in the box and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made no mistake from the penalty spot.

By half-time, though, Spurs were leading.

Eric Dier glanced in from Christian Eriksen’s free-kick and his celebration angered Arsenal fans and players alike.


They then went ahead when Rob Holding was adjudged to have caught Heung Son-Min inside the penalty area.

Referee Mike Dean pointed to the spot and Harry Kane stepped up and slotted it away.

But even after numerous replays, it’s hard to tell how much contact there really was.

That was the talking point at half-time but Arsenal made sure it didn’t really matter come the final whistle.

Aubameyang equalised with a terrific shot from the edge of the box before two goals in three minutes from Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira sealed all three points for Arsenal.

There was still time for Vertonghen to round off a disastrous day for himself and his side by picking up a second yellow card.

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While that controversial penalty for Spurs in the first-half didn’t matter come full-time, it seems one Arsenal player hadn’t forgotten about it.

That’s because defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos can be seen telling Son that he dived.


Take a look:

Very cheeky.

Unsurprisingly, it was something that Arsenal fans enjoyed.

Lucas Torreira
Sokratis Papastathopoulos
Unai Emery
Son Heung Min
Alexandre Lacazette
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
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