Five things we learned about Tottenham following Arsenal draw; featuring Alli, Lamela

Tottenham players inc Harry Kane

Tottenham drew 1-1 away at North London rivals Arsenal on Sunday.

Kane proves the doubters wrong

After a slow start to the season, many pundits and opposition fans had believed that Harry Kane was a one-season wonder. Now though, Kane appears to be firing on all cylinders, and the way he took his goal against Arsenal showed how clinical he can be in front of goal. With two goals in six days, striker Kane appears to getting back to his best right now.

Lamela the workhorse

Argentine winger Erik Lamela went in to this season knowing that it was make or break. Having flattered to deceive since arriving from Roma in 2013, Lamela needed a big campaign under his compatriot Mauricio Pochettino - and so far, that's just what he's having. Lamela is improving with his end product in the final third, but the biggest leap has been in his work rate. Lamela has impressed with his relentless running this season, harrying full backs and pressing high up the pitch - and much of the praise should go to Pochettino for getting Lamela to buy in to his methods this term.

The bigger the stage, the better Alli's performance?

Teenage midfielder Dele Alli faced his biggest test so far, as he travelled to the Emirates Stadium in the heat of the North London derby. Some doubted whether he could cope with the pressure despite a superb start to the season, but Alli turned in arguably his best display of the season. The England international drove at the heart of the Arsenal defence and wasn't afraid to take risks in possession, with his development continuing at a rapid pace under Pochettino.

Pace, power and pressing

Arsenal simply looked rattled against Tottenham, as they were blown away by Spurs' combination of pace and power to not only drive at them, but also win the ball back high up the pitch. The relentless pressing in the first hour contributed to Tottenham's dominance, with Spurs looking bigger, faster and stronger than their North London rivals. Again, that's something that Pochettino deserves plenty of credit for, having drilled his side so well this season.

Top four is realistic

Some Spurs fans have played down the prospect of a top four finish, but their performance against Arsenal showed that it's very realistic. With Chelsea struggling and Liverpool in transition under new manager Jurgen Klopp, this could be the season where Tottenham make it back in to the Champions League, especially with Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United having issues of their own. Performances like the one against Arsenal must continue, but if Kane continues to find the net, there is no reason why this Spurs team can't crack the top four again this season.

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