HECTOR BELLERIN claims Arsenal shut up their critics by blowing away Tottenham within the north London derby.
Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez had been each heading in the right direction on the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal sealed a 2-Zero victory over their fiercest rivals on Saturday.
The consequence was all of the extra satisfying given Spurs had been hailed as overtaking the Gunners since ending above them final season for the primary time since 1995.
However Bellerin believes Arsenal silenced the doubters with a ruthless efficiency that strikes his facet to inside one level of Tottenham within the Premier League desk.
Bellerin advised the membership’s official web site: “There’s all the time a number of discuss however I believe it was a type of video games the place we confirmed what we may do. We shut some mouth as properly.
“There are individuals who discuss so much and now, after watching that sport at residence, they will be pondering that these guys have an opportunity.”
Arsenal go to in-form Burnley subsequent weekend and the query is whether or not they can now replicate their depth in opposition to Tottenham on a extra common foundation.
Bellerin added: “That is what we’re making an attempt to do.
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“Generally, for various causes, we have not been capable of do it, however that is how we set the bar and present what potential we’ve.
“That is what we have started working exhausting to do each single week, week in, week out.”
This was the primary time Spurs had misplaced to Arsenal within the league since March 2014, with Mauricio Pochettino’s facet now sitting 11 factors behind Manchester Metropolis.
Midfielder Christian Eriksen advised the official membership web site: “It is a low, it is a huge hit for us.
“I went into the sport feeling assured, feeling match. It did not go our method. We tried our greatest to come back again and attempt to create one thing however they took their targets and it was robust after that.
“The final go, the final shot, it simply wasn’t there.”
Tottenham may justifiably level to doubtful refereeing selections within the build-up to each Arsenal targets however few may argue with the consequence.
Ben Davies added: “We all know we will accomplish that significantly better than that.
“When their objective got here it was a little bit of a sucker punch and to concede one other earlier than half-time was a bit sloppy and killed us. We had been assured in ourselves.
“We had been up for a giant sport and prepared for the problem however we did not put our greatest foot ahead and that is probably the most disappointing factor.”