Tottenham took on north London rivals Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday with their unbeaten Premier League record on the line.
An own goal from defender Kevin Wimmer, a late replacement in the absence of Dele Alli, just before time could have sank Tottenham in the wrong circumstances, but a penalty from the returning Harry Kane just five minutes into the second half preserved the away side’s unbeaten record.
Arsenal had more shots without ever really troubling Hugo Lloris, while Tottenham have now gone seven games in all competitions without a victory.
A point may suit neither side, but that’s all either deserved.
Arsenal Player Ratings
Petr Cech – 6.5: A good save to deny Christian Eriksen at one point but overall not one of his busier afternoons.
Héctor Bellerín – 6.5: Still possibly feeling the effects of an injury, Bellerín didn’t appear as mobile as he has shown in the past.
Shkodran Mustafi – 6: Not great in the pass, and for an Arsenal career that has been characterised by self-assurance, Mustafi appeared to let the occasion get to him.
Laurent Koscielny – 6.5: More confident than Mustafi certainly, and better in the air, but still not particularly commanding.
Nacho Monreal – 7: Another injury returnee, Monreal had one of his better games. Made a fantastic block from Harry Kane at one stage that could well have ended in a goal.
Granit Xhaka – 6: Average. Xhaka doesn’t seem to realise that he has a fight on his hands to nail down that midfield spot. Perhaps Wenger’s prior warning about discipline blunted his game a bit.
Francis Coquelin – 7: Battled well in the midfield until he was taken off. Players like Coquelin are certainly needed in intense derby situations.
Theo Walcott – 6: Hit the woodwork, but that was about the extent of Walcott’s involvement on a quiet afternoon.
Mesut Özil – 6: Mediocre performance. The German international has been in fine form lately but allowed this one to pass him by.
Alexi Iwobi – 6: Looked threatening at times, but yet another worryingly-subpar performance from the young winger.
Alexis Sánchez – 7: Selfless display from the Chilean international, but came to the detriment of his own game.
Aaron Ramsey (Coquelin 65) – 6: Still returning to fitness and struggled to make an impact upon his introduction.
Olivier Giroud (Giroud 70) – 6.5: Made himself available as a focal point but another who struggled to get involved.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Walcott 71) – 6: Not an impact sub, if that’s what Wenger was aiming for.
Tottenham Player Ratings
Hugo Lloris – 6: Quiet afternoon for the French international. The goal wasn’t his fault in the slightest.
Kyle Walker – 6.5: Tidy, bit looked a little behind at times. A better display from Iwobi would have exposed him more.
Jan Vertonghen – 7: Confident display from the Belgian international, but needs Toby Alderweireld back next to him as soon as possible.
Kevin Wimmer – 5: A late replacement and it showed. Probably a bit unlucky for the own goal but it typified a nervous performance from the Austrian.
Danny Rose – 7: Perhaps offered ore than Walker, and had Theo Walcott to contend with against him.
Eric Dier – 6.5: Decent afternoon from Dier in a three-man defence.
Victor Wanyama – 7: Tottenham’s answer to Coquelin on the other side, Wanyama had another solid display in midfield.
Mousa Dembélé – 8.5: Top class display from Dembélé. Only played after a late fitness test but performed brilliantly.
Son Heung-Min – 6: Son has been one of Tottenham’s best performers this season, but this wasn’t a good display from the South Korean.
Christian Eriksen – 7: Unlucky not to score at one point, and looked lively, but could perhaps have done more in attack.
Harry Kane – 7: Looked a bit off the pace in the first half (to be expected in the circumstances) but scored a vital equaliser from the penalty spot. A solid comeback.
Vincent Janssen (Kane 72) – 6: Another quiet cameo from Janssen, whose struggle to adapt is becoming more evident.
Kieran Tripper (Walker 80) – N/A: Not enough time to make an impact
Harry Winks (Son 89) – N/A: No time at all to make an impact