Arsenal have been dealt a big blow on the injury front following the news that star midfielder Granit Xhaka has been ruled out for three months after suffering media knee ligaments injury. The extent of the injury was released by the Gunners via a statement on Wednesday. With the new development, the Swiss international might not play again this year.
Swiss national team skipper Xhaka and Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey had a good game in the Arsenal midfield and they were instrumental to the 3-1 win recorded at home at the expense of Spurs.
Arsenal raced into a three-goal lead within 35 minutes in the first half as Spurs could not cope with the intensity shown by the Gunners. Pierre-EmerickAubameyang is the Arsenal skipper and he has a good record in the home games against Tottenham Hotspur. Aubameyang scored the second Arsenal goal to double the opener from England junior international Emile Smith-Rowe. Aubameyang was able to take his tally in the home fixture of the North London Derby to four goals in three games since he signed for Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund.
Bukayo Saka benefited from some sloppy play from compatriot Harry Kane and he punished his England team skipper with the third Arsenal goal. Son Heung-Min pulled one back late in the game but it was too little too late.
The Gunners needed to beat Spurs by two goals to leapfrog them and move to the top half of the Premier League standings for the first time. They have now won three straight games, while Spurs have now suffered three consecutive defeats.