Spurs player ratings v Arsenal: Eriksen has a shocker but Bentaleb shines

Tottenham Hotspur secured a memorable 2-1 win over their fierce rivals on Saturday afternoon. Here's how their players rated...

Hugo Lloris - 8/10

Excellent as always, making several important saves. The one which sticks out most was the late stop to deny Danny Welbeck's fierce strike.

Danny Rose - 8/10

Defensively, Rose was embarrassing. Welbeck tore him apart for Arsenal's opening goal but, once again, it was going forward where the left-back showed what he can do. Constantly, Rose raided down the left-hand side and tested David Opsina with some good deliveries and stinging strikes.

Eric Dier -  7/10

Stood up to the task of his first north London derby very well. Federico Fazio may have struggled up against the pace of the Arsenal front line.

Jan Vertonghen - 7/10

Didn't do too much wrong as he once again worked well with Dier.

Kyle Walker - 6/10

The right-back didn't quite have the impact he would have wanted, especially considering he was given plenty of space to roam by Mesut Ozil.

Ryan Mason - 7/10

This was an energetic performance from one of Tottenham's favourite sons, with the midfielder threatening Ospina from distance and getting to every ball he could before an Arsenal player.

Nabil Bentaleb - 8.5/10

One of Spurs' undisputed stars for the day, providing a real difference in midfield. One half of football was enough for Bentaleb to show Tottenham what they'd been missing while he was away on African Cup of Nations duty. The other half was enough for him to change the game with a beautiful cross to Harry Kane.

Christian Eriksen - 4/10

A surprisingly flat performance from the Dane. He was nowhere near effective in the final third or from set-piece deliveries. Perhaps the nerves of the occasion got to him.

Mousa Dembele - 7/10

The Tottenham star has looked a different player since moving into an advanced role and that continued against the Gunners. Ostrich-like in his running, Dembele showed strength and skill to boot.

Erik Lamela - 5/10

An intriguing performance from the Argentine. His corner led to the first goal - and, for that, Lamela's contribution can't be underestimated. He did very little else all game, however...

Harry Kane - 9/10

Kane keeps doing what he does best, only the setting in which he proves decisive gets bigger and bigger every week.


Nacer Chadli - 6.5/10

Came on with 15 minutes to go and added some energy to Spurs' line-up.

Paulinho and Benjamin Stambouli were also introduced late on during injury time.

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