Spurs had a strange week, losing 1-0 at home to West Bromwich Albion before three late goals saved them from embarrassment against Championship side Nottingham Forest in the Capital One Cup. The dodgy recent results meant that fans were pessimistic ahead of their trip across North London to face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, but their team did them proud this evening.
After an edgy first half, Spurs took the lead just before the hour mark as Christian Eriksen dispossessed Mathieu Flamini inside the Arsenal half, finding Erik Lamela who slipped a perfect ball through to Nacer Chadli to sweep Spurs in front against the run of play.
Tottenham defended stoutly, and French duo Hugo Lloris and Younes Kaboul were colossal in the Spurs backline as they continued to keep Arsenal at bay, but they couldn't hang on for all three points as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain swooped to smash the ball home from close range and rescue a point for the Gunners.
Spurs fans would've taken a point before the game, but to have led and thrown it away will be frustrating - particularly for manager Mauricio Pochettino. Here are the ratings for his side tonight...
Hugo Lloris 8 - produced an absolute wonder save to keep Per Mertesacker's header at bay and was dominant on crosses in an excellent display.
Kyle Naughton 7 - tried to push forward and support the attack wherever possible, and coped well defensively even with little help from Erik Lamela.
Younes Kaboul 9 - excellent display from the Frenchman who was the real leader of this Spurs team. A true captain's display from Kaboul, who didn't let much past him throughout the 90 minutes.
Jan Vertonghen 7 - occasionally caught out, particularly by Danny Welbeck in the first half, but was strong when Arsenal pushed for the equaliser - even despite one minor communication error with Lloris.
Danny Rose 7 - had a really good game, particularly going forward, but let himself down by retreating rather than attacking the ball for the equaliser.
Etienne Capoue 8 - fought and battled throughout alongside an inexperienced midfield partner in Mason, breaking down play superbly throughout.
Ryan Mason 6 - worked hard alongside Capoue and put his foot in when needed, but needs to take more care in possession to be a long-term midfield solution for Spurs.
Nacer Chadli 7 - key in counter attacks for Spurs, Chadli caused problems before getting himself on the scoresheet with a calmly taken finish when through on goal.
Christian Eriksen 6 - quiet from Eriksen, but bought into Pochettino's high pressing style when he dispossessed Flamini before setting away the attack for the Spurs goal.
Erik Lamela 6 - still not quite there. A lot of things didn't quite come off for the Argentine, who offered very little defensive help for Kyle Naughton but did play a great ball through to Chadli for the goal.
Emmanuel Adebayor 5 - just 33 touches of the ball, Adebayor was virtually anonymous. No pressing, no work rate and no goal threat.
Aaron Lennon 5 - barely touched the ball as he was brought on simply to be a counter attacking threat when Spurs went 1-0 up.
Eric Dier and Nabil Bentaleb also came on, but only had 14 touches between them as Spurs were pressed into late substitutions.