So. That could’ve been worse. It could’ve been better too. But ultimately we went into a derby game against a scorching hot Arsenal without Toby Alderweireld, Erik Lamela, or Dele Alli and with Harry Kane and Mousa Dembele only just returning from injuries. And we got a draw. I can live with that.
I’ll have more on the game later this week, but for now a few tweets that summarize key points quite well:
We love you, Harry:
Monday morning stat: Harry Kane has scored 15 goals in our last 15 London derbies in the Premier League (16 in 21 PL London derbies overall)— Daniel Wynne (@danielwynnethfc) November 7, 2016
We love you too, weird nosering biker with an awkward beard Arsenal fan. You apparently guaranteed yourself years of bad karma with this video:
Last thing on Harry: Here’s your Random Ass EPL Stat of the Day:
Harry Kane now has as many Premier League goals as Darius Vassell, Carlton Cole and Gareth Barry (52).— James Maw (@JamesMawFFT) November 6, 2016
Don’t look now, but we’re in year three of the Poche era and we still haven’t lost a league derby against Arsenal:
Part of that has to do with how Poche has us stifling the Arsenal attack as it builds:
Attempts to disrupt Arsenal's passing 2014-15 to date: pic.twitter.com/evNlut2VLC— James Yorke (@jair1970) November 6, 2016
Dustin is right: Don’t be too hard on Wimmer for the own goal:
So, that OG: yes, Arsenal was offside. But Wimmer was looking at the ball. Really hard for me to shit on him too much for that.— Cartilage Free Capt. (@cartilagefree) November 6, 2016
Instead, join Goodman’s followers in their philosophical explorations of the offside rule:
A teleological study of the nature of knowledge and its impact on human decision making. The offside rule.— Mike L. Goodman (@TheM_L_G) November 6, 2016
Again, more coming later this week, but for now I just want to note that this is an excellent result for us. A win would’ve been nice, but a draw at the Emirates is always a nice result.