Match: Saturday 4th January 2014.
Venue: Emirates Stadium.
Competition: FA Cup Third Round.
Result: Arsenal 2-0 Tottenham.
Arsenal Goals: Cazorla 33′, Rosicky 62′.
A huge disappointment, it always is if you lose a North London Derby game. It always seems like it’s the end of the world but it’s not, we still have a chance to finish this season strongly. It would have been nice to have a cup run, but the draw wasn’t kind to us and neither were injuries. Not a lot to say, so I’ll give you the player ratings.
Lloris – 8 – He kept us in the game with some stunning saves, would have been even more embarrassing without him,
Walker – 7 – Very good going forward, caught out for the first goal but I thought he played well.
Dawson – 6 – Has played well in recent games and I can’t put any blame on him for today, he was good.
Chiriches – 6 – Needs to get rid more often! Otherwise, I thought both CBs were decent,
Rose – 4 – He’s better than what we saw from him, needs to up his game, I believe he has it in him.
Lennon – 5 – Predictable too often, some bursting runs but it certainly wasn’t his best game.
Bentaleb – 6 – For his full debut, he was good, although was thrown in at the deep end!
Dembele – 8 – Man of the Match. Our best player I thought, good performance but obviously not enough.
Eriksen – 7 – Decent performance, one of our better players.
Soldado – 7 – His link up play has been phenomenal, but his finishing absolutely dreadful. Needs to improve.
Adebayor – 4 – Not good today. Sloppy and didn’t look up for it. Maybe didn’t recover from his Man U injury.
Tim Sherwood’s full post match press conference after our 2-0 defeat to Arsenal: