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Jesus and Xhaka react after Arsenal thrash 10-man Spurs.

Updated: Oct 3, 2022

Arsenal remain top of the league following a comfortable victory over Spurs on Saturday.

Gabriel Jesus maintained his record of never losing when scoring as Arsenal won the north London derby.

Gabriel Jesus lauded Arsenal’s 3-1 win over north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and admitted that he 'feels at home' at the Emirates.

The Brazil striker hit the target on Saturday afternoon after Thomas Partey’s beautiful opener in the 20th minute was cancelled out by Harry Kane’s penalty eleven minutes later - when defender Gabriel Magalhaes fouled Richarlison in the box.

Tottenham's hopes of sealing a comeback for a second time came to an end as referee Anthony Taylor handed Emerson Royal a red card on the hour mark for his challenge on Gabriel Martinelli, and thereafter midfield marshal Granit Xhaka put the game to bed as he made it 3-1.

There was only a point between Arteta’s side and Antonio Conte’s Lilywhites heading into the north London derby, but, the Gunners have now extended the gap to four points as they remain top of the English top flight, pending the Manchester derby on Sunday.

Jesus: “I’m feeling at home and it’s a good way to win.”

Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus told BT Sport: "To be honest it’s the second time I scored in a derby. The first was for Brazil against Argentina. I’m very happy, I want to score in every game and the way team played from the first minute showed how we wanted to play.


"We deserved to win, I don't know how many chances we created. I am feeling at home because of the guys, the staff, the club and it’s helped a lot. I’m really happy here and we are in a good way."

Goalscorer Xhaka: 'From the first second we were the better team'

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka added: "We didn't have a lot of weeks to prepare because of the international break, but we saw yesterday in training that we were ready.

"From the first second I think we were the better team. After we conceded we were struggling a little bit, but in the second half we were much better and I am so happy to score and help the team to win.

"My first derby goal in England. I’m more than happy to help the team. The team is the most important thing."

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