Arsenal produced an excellent performance to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 on Sunday in the North London derby at The Emirates – but Gunners fans took to Twitter to praise the performance of Brazilian attacker Lucas Moura.
The Gunners came from behind to win after Son Heung-min was substituted early on with what seemed to be a hamstring issue. His substitute, Erik Lamela, scored a beautiful rabona – nutmegging Thomas Partey on its way in.
However, Mikel Arteta’s side came from behind to win the match. Firstly, the ever-impressive Kieran Tierney got to the byline on the left before picking out Martin Odegaard – who saw a shot deflect into the net off Toby Alderweireld.
It was 2-1 come the end of the match, with Spurs finishing the game with 10 men thanks to Erik Lamela’s second yellow card. Davinson Sanchez conceded a penalty, fouling Alexandre Lacazette – and Lacazette scored.
Lucas, 28, initially started in the 10 role but moved out wide when Lamela came off the bench to replace Son. He laid on the assist for Lamela – taking his goal involvements to 15 in his 41 league and cup appearances for Spurs this term.
His performance did not go unnoticed. Arsenal supporters raved about the £23million (BBC) Spurs signing – with one fan even suggesting that the Gunners should look to sign him, despite the North London rivalry.
I still think we should try sign Lucus Moura. This guys is a handful.
— AFC MezzaLad. (@ScuderiaxMike) March 15, 2021
Arsenal were very good lamela is a rat Lucas moura is better than I thought and we should have scored more
— Ben 🇮🇪 (@JohnJulesPriv) March 14, 2021
Why did Lucas Moura become prime Xavi in the last 15. Superlative dribbler of the ball man wtf, gotta give credit where its due
— 🇦🇱 (@illyrian_afc) March 14, 2021
Moura impressed me
— Max ✍🏼 (@AFCMax9) March 14, 2021
Moura was amazing but every other Spurs player was atrocious, deserved win today. This fixture showed that the NLD is the prems best fixture and that North London is forever RED.
— Chris (@Chris_AFCFan) March 14, 2021
We’ve made Moura look like a prime Messi dribbling my god
— MO (@raptorAFC) March 14, 2021
That’s what I’m saying. The only player that I was truly scared was moura he cooked us
— Peter 🇺🇸 (@AFC_Peter_) March 14, 2021
moura is a menace😭😭😭😭
— Tommy (@AFCTom3) March 14, 2021
Lucas Moura has been Spur's best player. His dribbling has been🔥