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How Tottenham’s players rated in their draw against Arsenal

With Dele Alli a surprise exclusion with a knee injury, there were reasons for Spurs fans to be a little worried even with Harry Kane in the starting eleven. Kevin Wimmer’s own goal was a poor start but Kane found the back of the net from the penalty spot to earn a deserved point for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.

Hugo Lloris – 7

In truth the Frenchman had little to do and couldn’t have done any more to stop Kevin Wimmer’s header finding the back of the net in the first half.

Kyle Walker – 6

Appeared to be playing through injury for much of the tie, reportedly picking up a problem in the warm up, but he dealt well with Alex Iwobi. Defensively solid, he drove forward less and less as the game went on before being taken off.

Kevin Wimmer – 5

His first Premier League start of the season didn’t get off to a great start with a foolish booking in just the sixth minute, and it went from bad to worse as he scored the opening goal in the wrong net. Improved with time but didn’t look up to scratch.

Jan Vertonghen – 7

Solid and led the backline well, he also dealt well with the aerial threat that was posed by Olivier Giroud when he came on.

Danny Rose – 7

Picked up a knock in the second half which may concern Gareth Southgate, but he was strong up and down the left flank and managed to keep up with Theo Walcott’s pace well. Just as dangerous going forwards as he was strong defensively.

Eric Dier – 6

Fairly anonymous throughout, he kept Mesut Ozil quiet for much of the game before being needlessly booked for running away with the ball after fouling Alexis Sanchez.

Victor Wanyama – 7

Combative as always, he broke up the Arsenal attack well and many Gunners players struggled to deal with the physical presence of the holding midfielder and seemed intimidated by him.

Moussa Dembele – 6

Worked hard and was certainly busy throughout, but struggled to connect the midfield with the front three and when he did try to break forward, was often contained by Granit Xhaka and/or Francis Coquelin.

Heung Min Son – 6

His pace worried Arsenal early on but the number seven failed to capitalise and couldn’t provide Harry Kane or Vincent Janssen with much good service as he appeared to struggle to adapt to not being the main man up front again. Pulled out when he could have challenged Petr Cech for a loose ball late on.

Christian Eriksen – 8

Spurs most dangerous attacking threat, his shooting from distance may not have found the net but certainly came close. His deliveries into the box were one of Spurs biggest threats and his late effort which hit the post came closest.

Harry Kane – 7

A strong return from injury as he showed few signs of rustiness despite not having played for over a month. Scored a well executed penalty but was clearly tiring before being substituted in the 72nd minute.


Vincent Janssen (for Kane, 72) – 5

The Dutchman struggled to trouble the Arsenal defence, with his biggest chance coming in injury time when his volley ended up deflecting off his shin.

Kieran Trippier (for Walker, 80) – 6

The former Burnley man had little time to make an impact but did what was asked of him for the final ten minutes.

Harry Winks (for Son, 89) – N/A

A late replacement for Son, the youngster had no time to influence the game.

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