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Aubameyang’s Late Penalty Miss Denies Arsenal Three Points At Tottenham

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed a last minute penalty against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley to deny his club,  Arsenal this chance of taking all three points against their fierce rivals.

Aaron Ramsey had given Arsenal a first half lead before Harry Kane rescued a point for Spurs from the penalty spot. 

Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi was in action from start to finish and gave a good account of himself.

Arsenal should have broke the deadlock in the second minute but Alexandre Lacazette dragged Alex Iwobi’s deflected shot wide.

In the 16th minute, Arsenal took the lead thanks to Ramsey who raced on to Lacazette’s pass, rounded Hugo Lloris before slotting into an empty net.

Spurs thought they had equalised in the 24th minute but Kane’s header from a freekick was flagged for offside.

Arsenal almost doubled their lead on 41 minutes Iwobi saw his curler inside the box parried away by Lloris.

With one minute remaining in the first half, Benrd Leno made two superb saves, first from  Christian Eriksen from close range then another from Moussa Sissoko.

Before the start of the second half Lucas Torreira was brought on for the ineffective Matteo Guendouzi.

Lacazette had a big chance to score on 63 minute but hit his effort, from Nacho Monreal’s cutback, wide from close range.

In the 55th minute, Toby Alderwereld almost drew his side level from a setpiece but hit the side netting.

Spurs equalised in the 75th minute as Kane, who was fouled inside the box from a set play, converted from the penalty spot.

Things went worse for the Gunners as 95th minute Torreira was shown a straight red card for a dangerous lounge on Danny Ross in the 95th minute. 

The draw means Spurs remain third on 61 points while Arsenal are fourth on 57 points.

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