Son scores, sets up victor as Tottenham beats Arsenal 2-1

Son scores, sets up victor as Tottenham beats Arsenal 2-1

Arsenal was on Sunday welcomed at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium by Spurs and both sides knew how important this game would be as they are both vying for European spots and the gunners lost all the three points thanks to a victor from Toby Alderweireld in the final minutes of the game.

The win against Arsenal means that Spurs are now eighth in the Premier League table with 52 points from 35 matches.

Spurs took all three points when Toby Alderweireld got his head to a Son corner with nine minutes left to guide the ball past Emiliano Martinez.

Jose Mourinho hailed Tottenham for successfully adapting to their tactical switch as they edged to a hard-fought 2-1 victory against arch rivals Arsenal. Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho was obviously overwhelmed with the win but he however did praise Arteta after the game in his post-match press conference as he claimed that Arsenal was progressing under the Spanish boss. "It is not a competition I am in love with, it is not a competition that I like very, very much to play, but when you can not play the Champions League, you play the Europa League".

Mourinho added: "Even in the first period of the second half when they had more of the ball and they were more in our half, we were quite comfortable in that situation".

"I think also the two midfielders, they did a great job and then we found our chances, and great spirit [it] really helped [us]".

Mikel Arteta's side host champions Liverpool on Wednesday before league games against relegation-fighting Aston Villa and Watford.

"We are happy because we made the fans happy, we are happy because we are still in the fight to win a Europa League position".

"I am disappointed and frustrated and really sorry for the boys because of the way they played and showed who we are".

On the other hand, Spurs face Newcastle United, Leicester City and Crystal Palace in their last three games of the campaign, and they will fancy their chances of pipping Sheffield to the spot with the Blades set to face Leicester, Everton and Southampton.

The defender spoke about the importance of the three points, telling Sky Sports: "I think it's massive for us".

"I'm going to keep going and I'm going to try to persuade the boys to keep going", Arteta said. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

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