Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham: Peter Drury's brilliant commentary during north London derby

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Premier League football returned to our lives last weekend with a double dose of derby day madness as Arsenal took on Tottenham and Manchester City welcomed United.

The Etihad clash was yet another stark reminder of just how much the balance of power has shifted in the great northern footballing City, with the hosts running amok in the crisp autumn air.

Erling Haaland, of course, was an absolute menace, bagging a scintillating hat-trick – with sultry help from Kevin De Bruyne – to keep his hyper-space scoring record well on track.

Phil Foden was his chief partner in crime, with the Englishman bagging a trice of his own as United wilted under the relentless wave of City pressure that broke upon them.

While the final score read a helter-skelter 6-3, City were never at risk of bagging anything but the three points.

Arsenal comfortably beat north London rivals Tottenham

In the capital, meanwhile, Arsenal’s brilliant start to the season continued apace as they claimed a comfortable win over fierce rivals Tottenham in the London sunshine.

It was a glorious afternoon for anyone that might consider themselves a Gunner as goals from Thomas Partey, Gabriel Jesus and Granit Xhaka put the Tottenham challenge to bed.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 01: Thomas Partey of Arsenal celebrates with team mate Granit Xhaka after scoring their sides first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on October 01, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Partey’s devilish opener was the pick of the bunch, as he whipped it viciously into the top corner to leave a floundering Hugo Lloris with absolutely no chance whatsoever.

While the Jesus goal was a scrappy affair, Xhaka’s strike was yet another reminder that he is a man reborn this season.

Peter Drury’s commentary during Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham

And, thankfully for us, watching over all of this was the commentary poet and wordsmith, Peter Drury.

Over the years, Drury has developed himself quite a following thanks to his unmatched ability to weaponise the English language and weave a web of oratory magic around some of the great moments in the game.

Gabriel Jesus GMS shop
Gabriel Jesus GMS shop

In fact, so eloquent is Drury, that he often ends up with a highlights package all of his own after every big game.

He was up to his old tricks yet again at the Emirates as he narrated Arsenal’s latest leap in the right direction.

You can catch some of his commentary in the clip below:

Video: Peter Drury’s commentary during Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham

Brilliant – he makes it sound so effortless. What would a derby day banger be like if we didn’t have Drury to describe it?

The commentator will have a busy few weeks ahead as the English schedule clicks into overdrive before the Qatar World Cup kicks off.

You can imagine that Drury will be front and centre when it comes to all the biggest action from FIFA’s global carnival as well.

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