Gabriel Jesus on target again as Arsenal beat 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur at Emirate Stadium to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table on Saturday.

The Gunners started off by far the better side and could have had the lead in the third minute, only for Gabriel Martinelli’s low shot on the half volley to come back off the near post.

Arsenal made a fast start and took a deserved lead when Thomas Partey side-footed a precise finish into the top corner from 25 yards after 20 minutes.

Harry Kane handed Spurs a lifeline from spot after Gabriel Magalhaes had fouled Richarlison as the England skipper notches his 14th goal in 18 derby games and his 100th goal away from home in the Premier League.

Arsenal were gifted the lead once again when Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris fumbled badly to allow Gabriel Jesus to score four minutes after the break.

Granit Xhaka struck a clinical third in the 67th minutes after Emerson Royal had been red carded for a reckless foul on Gabriel Martinelli.

The victory made it seven wins from eight games for Mikel Arteta’s side so far this season, underlining their progress in recent months and giving them a healthy four-point cushion on second-placed Manchester City, who face Manchester United on Sunday.

 

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