Five things learned from Tottenham's 1-1 draw with Arsenal: Lamela and Kaboul feature

Emmanuel Adebayor

Tottenham recovered from last Sunday's 1-0 defeat to West Brom with a 1-1 draw against North London rivals Arsenal this evening.

Erik Lamela still isn't quite there

The Argentine enjoyed a fruitful pre-season campaign, and whilst he dazzled against QPR, he didn't hit those heights tonight. Too often, Lamela tried to do the intricate rather than the simple, and whilst he laid on the pass for Nacer Chadli's opening goal, he was too often caught in possession and offered Kyle Naughton little protection defensively - in fact, his poor defensive display was highlighted by his mis-kick which led to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's equaliser.

Younes Kaboul may well be the perfect captain

Some eyebrows were raised when Mauricio Pochettino decided to hand the captain's armband to Younes Kaboul, but the Frenchman justified that decision tonight with a colossal display. He was a rock in the Tottenham defense and wouldn't allow anything to pass him - bar the equaliser, of course. With more dominant displays like this, Kaboul should be a great Tottenham captain.

Hugo Lloris is still the best goalkeeper in the Premier League

Much of the talk has shifted to talking about whether Thibaut Courtois is the best goalkeeper in the Premier League, but Lloris proved tonight why he's still top dog. His reflex save from Per Mertesacker's header was frankly incredible, and even if you take that moment away, the Frenchman was outstanding coming out for crosses and helped relieve the pressure on his goal with his claiming of high balls.

An alternative to Emmanuel Adebayor is needed

Roberto Soldado may have disappointed since joining from Valencia, but he must be knocking on the door after Adebayor's woeful display tonight. The Togolese striker sauntered around the Emirates Stadium turf whilst most of his team mates fought with passion and determination to get something out of the game for the travelling Spurs fans, but after just 33 touches of the ball, it seemed clear that Adebayor wasn't particularly interested tonight.

The North London derby is still one of the best in England

We had the Merseyside derby earlier today, but this rivalry is more fierce than that. There was genuine passion on show from players, supports and even the managers in an absorbing contest at the Emirates Stadium, with both teams contributing to an excellent encounter - even if it didn't end 4-4 this time.

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