Arsene Wenger disappointed at Arsenal's missed chance vs Tottenham Hotspur

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Harry Kane was the scourge of Arsenal again as his fine second-half header gave Tottenham a 1-0 victory in the north London derby at Wembley.

Harry Kane has scored 35 goals in 36 games and recently cemented his name as part of the "Premier League 100 club" by netting his 100th goal which salvaged a late draw at Liverpool. We have had three massive games against Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal and seven points is good.

"The top four is hard now as this is a game we could not afford to lose, but it's too early (to focus on winning the Europa League)".

Currently, Spurs are fifth in the EPL points table with 49 points whereas Arsenal are sixth with 45 points.

Wenger has spoken before of his reluctance to forget the Premier League and focus on Europe, and reiterated his stance after the derby loss.

Arsenal are without a clean sheet in their last eight games and have a poor record away from home with three wins in 13 matches. "We contained them to very little", the Frenchman said.


With both back-lines forcing ideal pressure, the only two chances for Spurs came from a Shkodran Mustafi clearance that forced a Peter Cech save and a pinpoint cross from Christian Eriksen that connected with a Kane header yet went above the crossbar. The Wilshere-Ramsey axis has so far been below par as they are both considered the same kind of players. For me, it's a very disappointing result because the priority has to be to get into the Champions League from the Premier League. If it's an opportunity, we'll have to try to take it as well.

Tottenham Hotspur will return to action when they take on Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash on Tuesday night.

"They allowed too much space to Tottenham and they exploited it".

While Pochettino was unwilling to say whether Kane could dominate elsewhere, he believes the same could be said about some of the greatest players ever.

It was Kane's seventh goal in seven league games against Arsenal. "We can only look at ourselves", he added.

He said Spurs chairman Daniel Levy "pays for me to make decisions, not to make the people happy".

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