Calum Chambers reflects on Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur North London derby in Premier League

Arsenal defender Calum Chambers reflects on their 1-1 home draw with Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby in the Premier League on Saturday.

Arsenal may have failed to win the North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, but Calum Chambers still finds positives in their performance.

The Gunners had to come from behind to earn a 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s close-range effort in the 74th minute cancelling out Nacer Chadli's goal early in the second half.

Statistically Arsenal were the better team. Arsene Wenger’s side had six of their 16 shots on target, 15 corner kicks and 69% possession.

In contrast, Tottenham had four of their six shots on target, five corner kicks and just 31% possession.

Chambers himself narrowly missed out on scoring his first Premier League goal for Arsenal in the second half against Tottenham.

Overall, Arsenal would be disappointed not to have picked up all three points from the home match, but the 19-year-old England international defender pointed out some positives from the game.

‘I was devastated’, the former Southampton star told Arsenal’s official website. ‘It just went over the bar and it would have been a good way to start my first North London derby but unfortunately it wasn't to be.

‘This team has got great character. It's a great group of lads and we'll go on to the next game, take positives from this game and learn from it.

‘I think the work ethic and the desire we showed to come back from a goal down, and the passion we showed when we were a goal down, is what we can take into the next match and the games to come’.

Arsenal did indeed show spirit and determination against Tottenham and should be lauded for how they coped with three key injuries.

Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere all failed to complete the North London derby (click here to read more), but the Gunners still earned a point.

However, the 1-1 draw with their arch-rivals Spurs will still read as two points dropped for Arsenal, who are now six points behind leaders Chelsea in fourth place in the Premier League table.

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