Toby Alderweireld’s late header gave Tottenham victory in a tightly-contested north London derby.
There was an eerie atmosphere behind closed doors in the vast Tottenham Hotspur Stadium but this was still a fiercely-competitive derby in the traditions of this great rivalry as Spurs and Arsenal battle for a place in Europe next season.
Arsenal took the lead after 16 minutes when Alexandre Lacazette’s rising drive flashed past Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris but Jose Mourinho’s side were level within three minutes when Son Heung-min took advantage of slack defending by Sead Kolasinac and David Luiz to score with a deft chip.
Alderweireld glanced in Son’s corner, securing a win that leaves them in eighth place, two points ahead of the Gunners.
Tottenham XI: Lloris, Sissoko, Alderweireld, Son, Lucas, Aurier, Kane, Ben Davies, Winks, Sanchez, Lo Celso
Subs: Vertonghen, Lamela, Gazzaniga, Bergwijn, Ndombele, Tanganga, Sessegnon, Skipp, Gedson Fernandes
Arsenal XI: Luiz, Aubameyang, Lacazette, Mustafi, E. Martinez, Xhaka, Kolasinac, Bellerin, Pepe, Tierney, Ceballos
Subs: Sokratis, Cedric, Macey, Maitland-Niles, Torreira, Holding, Nelson, Willock, Saka