Arsenal v Tottenham player ratings: Jesus 8, Saka 8; Royal 4, Kane 6

Gunners claim derby bragging rights against 10-man Spurs

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Arsenal punished London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium with goals from Thomas Partey, Gabriel Jesus and Granit Xhaka sealing a 3-1 win to keep them top of the Premier League on Saturday.

Harry Kane's leveller for Tottenham saw him set yet more scoring records, but his side self-destructed after halftime as their 12-year wait for a league win in the fixture continued.

Mikel Arteta's Arsenal have now won seven of their opening eight games and lead the standings by four points with second-placed Manchester City facing Manchester United on Sunday.

An absorbing derby was evenly poised after Partey's sublime 20th minute opener was cancelled out by Kane's penalty just past the half-hour mark - making him the first player to score 100 away goals in the Premier League.

But Arsenal were gifted back the lead in the 49th minute when a dreadful mix-up between Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and defender Cristian Romero allowed Jesus the easiest of tap-ins.

Emerson Royal was then red-carded for the visitors in the 62nd minute for a needless kick out at Gabriel Martinelli deep in Arsenal's half, and five minutes later Xhaka swept in Arsenal's third to leave Tottenham reeling.

Ratings from the Emirates Stadium can be seen in the gallery above. To view the next image, just swipe.

Updated: October 01, 2022, 2:07 PM
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