Sanchez & Ozil shine as Arsenal win North London derby

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Arsene Wenger's side gained a vital victory against arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur after a superlative performance.

First half goals from Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez accounted for the scoreline, but it was a thoroughly dynamic performance by Arsene Wenger's team that rarely looked threatened.

Arsenal defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the Premier League on Saturday.

Wenger hopes his side can continue to provide performances at the same level going forward, having moved a point behind Spurs in the Premier League table.

Just when Spurs fans thought the balance of power had irreversibly shifted in north London, Arsenal turned back the clock to offer a glimpse of its past dominance. They want to win the football games.

Driven on by the effervescent Sanchez, they had no trouble turning the screw on Tottenham and nearly took the lead when Aaron Ramsey's exquisite pass caught Tottenham left-back Ben Davies out of position.

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Gunners defender Hector Bellerin met Ramsey's ball and whipped over a cross that narrowly eluded the lunging Lacazette in the six-yard box. Just because he doesn't charge around like a headless chicken he's seen as lacking commitment. Against the run of play, Christian Eriksen gained control of the ball and took a low shot that had well beaten Petr Cech in the Arsenal goal, but could not evade the post.

But the momentum remained with Arsenal and the dam broke at last as they opened the scoring in the 36th minute.

An arguably offside Mustafi headed home from a Mesut Ozil free-kick, which came about after Davinson Sanchez appeared to tackle his Chilean namesake cleanly.

If Tottenham felt injustice over that one, there was worse to come five minutes later.

Spurs looked stunned and were overshadowed as they tried to press through the middle of a very compact Arsenal midfield.

Mauricio Pochettino and his backroom staff were understandably furious with Mike Dean's officiating for the opener.

Sanchez nearly made it three when his strike was repelled by Lloris and Cech's fine save from Eric Dier's header ensured there would be no late Tottenham revival.

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