Arsene Wenger praises Arsenal goal-scorer Kieran Gibbs after vital strike against Spurs

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The Arsenal defender equalised against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been speaking to the BBC following his side’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium this weekend.

Harry Kane put Spurs ahead in the first half but Wenger sent on three substitutes in the second period and the least likely of those to score ultimately proved the Arsenal saviour.

Kieran Gibbs replaced Costa Rica international Joel Campbell in the 74th minute and just three minutes later the England international got on the end of Mesut Ozil’s cross to bundle the ball past Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Prior to this weekend Gibbs had only scored six goals in 191 senior appearances for Arsenal but he will not forget his seventh in a hurry.

Gibbs has barely featured in the Premier League this season but he proved to be the unlikely hero, preventing Tottenham from taking a very valuable three points back to White Hart Lane.

Speaking after the match, Wenger told the BBC, “Kieran Gibbs’ movement is good. His timing in the box is good. Sometimes when he gets into a position he doesn’t believe he can score.”

Perhaps he will believe the next time he gets into the oppositions’ penalty area because he has just written himself into North London derby folklore.

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