Ex-Prem ref Gallagher: Arsenal robbed of two decisions against Tottenham

Ex-Prem ref Gallagher: Arsenal robbed of two decisions against Tottenham

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Arsenal kept their hopes of finishing among the top four teams this season alive on Saturday, March 2, after forcing North London rivals Tottenham to a 1-1 draw at the Wembley.

Spurs were awarded one following a slight shove on Harry Kane in the box after a free-kick and the Tottenham captain dusted himself down to tuck away the penalty.

After Sanchez stupidly fouled Aubameyang, Lloris got down to keep out a poor spot-kick from the Arsenal striker, with an even better tackle from Jan Vertonghen in the follow-up allowing a visiting player an easy tap-in. "We have a very hard game on Tuesday against Borussia Dortmund and arriving in a better condition than we arrived today is going to be key".

Emery did not complain about the decision directly, but he suggested that VAR might prevent game-changing decisions going the wrong way.

"We need to show that on the pitch". I want to continue creating more and I think today we created so many important chances that gave us the possibility to win.

The visit of United next Sunday could go a long way to deciding their fate and defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos knows it is a must-win game for Emery's men.

It was so hard to concede in the way we conceded after 15 minutes. Our performance was not great, but it was really good to draw and maybe deserve to win.

"After two defeats it was important today to build again our positive ways".

"The whole team had a bad night on Wednesday, not only Hugo", the Spurs boss added.

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"As you say, you put the finger on Hugo as responsible for the defeat, was not him, I can not blame him".

Kane thought that he had found an equaliser eight minutes later when powering a super header into the top corner, but the forward was one of three Spurs players who were half a yard offside from a free kick.

Tottenham went into this encounter having lost their last two games, and the expectation of their fans was to soar against the Gunners, but they were disappointed.

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