If there was any doubt that Emery is the best possible successor that Arsenal could sign, today, in the North London derby, all have been cleared. Partidazo with capital letters of the Gunners, who returned to find in Aubameyang his best man, in what are surely the best 90 minutes of football that have been seen in London so far this season. A real storm of play and emotions that led the locals to get ahead, see how Tottenham came back with two very questionable actions, and explode in the second half with a comeback that will take time to forget in the Emirates (4-2).
The first half hour of the Gunners was the clearest example of the awakening of the sleeping giant that Arsenal is experiencing this season. A true gale of football that subdued the spurs in the Emirates and that made the best news for Pochettino was to lose only 1-0. The goal came at eight minutes after a hand in the area of Vertonghen, overwhelmed by the pace of the game and probably the clearest error of the Argentine coach in the afternoon as he ended up even expelled in the final minutes. From the eleven meters, Aubameyang did not fail.
But Dier came to the rescue and in an isolated action strategy put the 1-1 head in a more than doubtful position with a shot before which Leno could do much more. The tangana was unleashed, the match became cloudy, and Son took advantage of the general confusion to invent a penalty that was not and that ended up turning Harry Kane. The mood was very hot, with Kolasinac, who was doing a great match, very angry with Davies and Sissoko and Alli in front of anyone who was ahead.
The break came well to calm the mood, perhaps too much for an Arsenal that had been cold with the two goals against when it was best playing, but Aubameyang, who is now a top scorer of the Premiership, returned to score this time with a shot from outside the area to put some justice on the scoreboard. The both returned the overwhelming force to Emery, who returned to be volcanic in the Emirates band, and Tottenham was forced to draw a goal from the same goal line shortly after.
But the goal of the victory would come just ten minutes after the hand of Alexandre Lacazette, who had entered the pitch at halftime in a personal bet of the Basque coach, and who managed to make a play from a failure of the very young Juan Foyth. The shot, which hit Dier, came licking the left post of Lloris, who had no choice to reach the ball. All the alarms went on and even a flare in the stands, and the madness broke out at the moment when Lucas Torreira marked the room that reflected what.