Saturday, 17th November, 2012
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has mocked Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas’ claims of dominance in the North London derby, by pointing to the final score.
Wenger’s Gunners crushed Spurs 5-2 at the Emirates Stadium earlier today, with Villas-Boas watching his side take the lead, have striker Emmanuel Adebayor sent off and then succumb to Arsenal’s attacking power.
And Wenger has laughed off the suggestion Spurs were in any way dominant in the game, by simply pointing out how the match ended and what the final score was.
Asked about Villas-Boas’ claims of dominance, Wenger told Arsenal’s official site: "If our opponents are in control from the first to the last minutes and we win 5-2, then I don’t mind too much."
The Frenchman also took time to salute countryman Hugo Lloris in the Tottenham goal however, who had been given a rare chance to impress in the Premier League following his summer switch from Lyon.
And despite Lloris conceding five goals, Wenger does not think the France number 1 could really have done much more.
"I think he played well. Honestly, he saved a few", he said.
"He always came out in a decisive and accurate way, and was very quick and strong. You cannot fault him on any goal.
"He was a bit unlucky, especially on the [Lukas] Podolski goal. Who would have stopped that? I don’t see him guilty on any goal."
The result takes Arsenal above their bitter rivals in the Premier League, with a two-point cushion now separating them from Villas-Boas’ troops.
The two clubs will next meet in the Premier League on 2nd March.
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