Arsene Wenger praises Harry Kane after Tottenham down Arsenal

The Arsenal boss admits that he was impressed by the man-of-the-match's sparkling display in the north London derby

Arsene Wenger reserved praise for Harry Kane after watching the in-form forward fire Tottenham to a 2-1 victory over Arsenal at White Hart Lane.

Wenger’s men took lead in the 11th minute at White Hart Lane when Mesut Ozil finished off an Arsenal counter-attack.

But Spurs drew level in the second half when Kane tapped home from close range in the 56th minute after David Ospina could only parry from a corner.

And man-of-the-match Kane then secured the three points with a superb header past Ospina four minutes from time to hand the home side victory in a pulsating north London derby.

Kane, 21, has now scored 12 goals and made two assists in 20 Premier League games this season.

And Wenger admitted that he was impressed by the forward’s display against his side.

“He was good as always,” Wenger said of Kane in his post-match news conference.

“He grows and he has a good determination. He doesn’t stop, he keeps going.”

The Frenchman went on to admit that he is concerned by his side’s shaky defending at key moments of games.

“The regret I have is that we gave him a cheap goal,” Wenger continued. “It’s worrying that at the back, with five minutes to go, we are always there ready to make the same mistakes.

“Overall, we defended with solidarity but the biggest regret is that we didn’t have a good day. We can do much better – that is for sure and that is the positive of the day.”

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