3 positives & negatives from Arsenal’s 2-0 victory in the North London Derby

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Arsenal won their first away North London Derby since 2015 in a dominant 2-0 victory at the  Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Gunners came out firing from the get-go and didn’t let up to take an eight-point lead at the top of the table.

3 positives & negatives from Arsenal’s 2-0 victory in the North London Derby

There’s a lot to get into from this match, so let’s get into it!

Positive #1: Super Aaron Ramsdale

A stellar showing. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

A Man of the Match display from Arsenal’s number one. When Tottenham attempted to get back into the match at the start of the second half, Ramsdale ensured they couldn’t.

2.32 xGOT and not conceding a single time is pretty remarkable, and it was without a doubt one of his best performances since joining the club. He even got a nice reward at the end of the match with a nice parting gift from a Spurs fan behind the goal.

Speaking of which…

Negative #1: Post-match mayhem

Aaron Ramsdale was at the centre of the post-match controversy. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

Ramsdale was at the centre of everything post-match. We know that our goalkeeper loves to mess with rivals and he did exactly that on Sunday. He kissed the badge at the home support after the final whistle, sparking Richarlison into action.

The Brazilian attacker hit Ramsdale in the head while the goalkeeper went to retrieve his gear by the goal. While doing that, a Spurs fan leapt on the barrier and kicked Ramsdale causing a large scuffle between both teams. It’s kind of insane that something like this can happen, but the fan in question will undoubtedly face pretty severe consequences.

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