Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Heung-min Son nets brace as breathless north London derby finishes level

 (Action Images via Reuters)
(Action Images via Reuters)

Arsenal and Tottenham maintained their unbeaten starts to the Premier League season with a thrilling 2-2 draw in the north London derby.

Heung-min Son cancelled out Cristian Romero’s own goal before half-time, and the Spurs captain was on target after the break too as he scored within two minutes of the restart following Bukayo Saka’s penalty.

In a fixture that so often delivers drama and entertainment, it was the Gunners who took the lead, Saka causing Spurs plenty of problems in the early stages and involved in the opening goal as his curling strike was turned into his own net by Romero.

Gabriel Jesus wasted a huge chance to double the lead and it proved costly, as Arsenal saw their advantage wiped out before the break. James Maddison skipped away from Saka and his low ball into the middle was divered into the far corner by Son.

Romero was again involved in a way he would rather not be as Arsenal edged back in front within ten minutes of the second-half. He handled Ben White’s shot and, after a VAR review, the penalty was given. Saka held his nerve to lift his spot-kick down the middle, as Guglielmo Vicario’s dive took him out of the way.

That lead did not last two minutes. Almost straight from the kick-off, Jorginho was robbed as he took an age on the ball, Maddison driving into the space. He slid the pass through to Son, who cushioned a cool finish past David Raya to leave the Emirates stunned.

Ten minutes of added-time presented the stage for either side to find a dramatic winner, but it finished level as Arsenal’s late push failed to create anything in the way of clear-cut chances.