Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Arsenal: instant reaction

I'm the man, I'm the man, I'm the maaaaaaaan - Paul Gilham

Tomas Rosicky gets paid to score goals against Tottenham.

Tomas Rosicky 0-1 2'

So that was a pretty nerve-wracking 90 minutes or so. Tomas Rosicky scored early - he seems to score every time we play Spurs - and while the rest of the performance wasn't amazing, it was good enough evidently because Arsenal held on to win on the second minute strike.

Aside from that, there were...mistakes. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, while he's been great of late and provided the assist for Rosicky's goal, had a couple of chances to score and failed to convert. One in particular - he was through on goal and instead of taking a typical shot, either tried to chip Hugo Lloris or pass to Lukas Podolski - made me scream with pain and rage. Twice Wojciech Szczesny made massive mistakes that left a Spurs player with an open goal; both times the defense covered for him and preserved the lead.

But three points are three points, whether the performance was stellar or not. And a win at White Hart Lane (the first in the league since 2007, I believe they said on TV) is always good. Now, to Stamford Bridge.

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