Gary Neville reacts to Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Tottenham

Gary Neville has his say after Arsenal's victory over Tottenham in the north London derby on Saturday

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Former Manchester United star Gary Neville Photo: Sky Sports

Gary Neville heaped praise on Arsenal for their strong performance in their victory against Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

The Gunners headed into the game under pressure to return to winning ways after the disappointment of their 3-1 loss to Manchester City before the international break.

However, Arsenal impressed from the off in the north London derby and they took the lead in the 36th minute thanks to Shkodran Mustafi’s impressive header from a free-kick.

Alexis Sanchez then made it 2-0 to the Gunners just five minutes later when he bundled home from close range after neat play from Alexandre Lacazette.

Arsenal have struggled to produce consistent performances this season but former Manchester United defender Neville was impressed by what he saw from Arsene Wenger’s men on Saturday lunchtime.

Speaking during Sky Sports‘ coverage of the game, Neville said: “They looked really good, Arsenal. You wouldn’t like to play against them in this form.”

He added: “Fortune favours the brave – and Arsenal were brave today. They’ve pressed on. It’s been exciting to watch them.”

Arsenal are now just one points behind their bitter local rivals as they prepare for their trip to Cologne in the Europa League on Thursday night.

The Gunners, who finished in fifth place last season, have not won the Premier League title since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign, when they were still playing their home games at Highbury.

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