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'Now you can': Richard Keys sends message to Arsenal after NLD win over Tottenham
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'Now you can': Richard Keys sends message to Arsenal after NLD win over Tottenham

Richard Keys has taken to Twitter with a message for Arsenal following their victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

The Gunners went four points clear at top of the Premier League table and earned local bragging rights in the process.

Arsenal opened the scoring at the Emirates Stadium in the 20th minute through Thomas Partey.

The Ghana international let rip with a superb effort from Ben White’s layoff, which found the top corner of the net.

However, Tottenham were then given the chance to equalise on the half-hour mark.

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Granit Xhaka’s botched clearance enabled Richarlison to latch on to Son Heung-min’s pass.

Gabriel Magalhaes then went in with an ill-timed lunge, prompting the referee to award the visitors a penalty.

And Harry Kane made no mistake, hammering the ball down the middle for his seventh North London derby goal.

However, Arsenal edged back in front early in the second half, making it 2-1 in the 49th minute.

Hugo Lloris spilled a Bukayo Saka effort and Cristian Romero failed to deal with the loose ball.

This allowed Gabriel Jesus to prod the ball over the line.

Tottenham’s comeback mission then became much harder after the hour.

Emerson Royal ‘s sending-off for his wild lunge at Martinelli left Spurs with a mountain to climb.

And Arsenal duly made it three in the 67th minute through Granit Xhaka.

‘Well constructed’

Just after Premier League matchday seven, Keys wrote about Arsenal on his blog.

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He stressed that, while the Gunners have enjoyed a great start, “there’s nothing to celebrate yet”.

Now, Keys has followed up with a tweet saying Arsenal “can celebrate this win all you like”.

It was a big win indeed, with Arsenal pretty much flawless as they not only beat their North London rivals, but a strong team with a superb front line.

That said, even though Keys is praising the Gunners, you have to wonder whether Arsenal fans will feel they ever needed permission from any pundit to celebrate any of their results.

Nonetheless, Arsenal stay top and it looks like it’s shaping up to be a very exciting season for Arteta and co.

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