Sol Campbell: Why Arsenal will be happier than Tottenham after derby
Sol Campbell explains why Saturday's 2-2 draw was a better result for Arsenal than Tottenham
Arsenal will be the happier of the two north London clubs after Saturday’s derby stalemate, according to Sol Campbell.
The visitors edged into a first-half lead in Saturday’s north London derby after Aaron Ramsey netted a brilliant opener at White Hart Lane.
However, Francis Coquelin was dismissed for a second bookable offence early in the second half to hand Tottenham the initiative.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side appeared to be heading for victory after Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane scored for Spurs inside seven minutes of Coquelin’s dismissal.
But Chile international Alexis Sanchez levelled with a close-range finish to secure a valuable point in the Premier League title race.
Former England defender Campbell believes the draw will suit Arsenal better given their recent form and current injury problems.
“Overall, Arsenal will be happier with the point bearing in mind the fortnight they’ve had and the injuries they brought into this game but the draw didn’t really help anyone, except for Leicester of course and in terms of the league table Arsenal probably needed the win more than Spurs,” Campbell told Sportlobster.
Arsenal make the trip to Hull City in the FA Cup fifth-round replay on Tuesday night following a goalless stalemate at The Emirates last month.
Tottenham have a tough trip to Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 clash on Thursday night before facing Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday afternoon.