Arsene Wenger has called Harry Kane a super striker after Kane scored his 101st Premier League goal in the London derby, breaking the deadlock as Tottenham Hotspurs went 1-0 against Arsenal Saturday afternoon.
It was the England striker’s 32nd goal of the season which sealed the win, causing a huge blow to the Gunners top four hopes as they are now winless in their last 16 away games against current top five.
It was a game of two-sides, with the first half lacking any real quality and only one shot on target.
Kane’s goal came moments into the second half changing everything, after Davies whipped a delightful ball in from the left which landed on the head of Kane who fended off Koscielny to direct the ball into the corner.
Within minutes he had almost doubled the score after a superb cross from the right from Eriksen. Kane got in-between the two centre-backs and had a clear head at goal… but he glanced it wide of the left-hand post!
In the second half Arsenal struggled to deal with Tottenham who continued with the pressure and intensity and played quality football in front of an all-time record crowd of 83,222 at Wembley.
“I don’t think they lack hunger to defend. They got caught by a super striker who is one of the best in the world. He scores against everybody. All the defenders in the world must lack hunger then,” Wenger said after the match.
“The first goal was key and we conceded it. Kane made the difference, that’s what he’s about. I have seen the replay, it is no foul, just good centre-forward play. We can only look at ourselves.”
Arsenal could end the weekend eight points off the top four spots if other results go against them. The north London outfit face Ostersund in the Europa League next