spurs won the bragging rights in North London, with a tight 1-0 win over Arsenal at Wembley - the first time in nine games the Gunners had lost at the stadium.

Mauricio Pochettino will be delighted with the result, and it sees his side into the top four and apply real pressure on those around them.

As for us? We’re now seven points behind spurs, and the top four is looking like a mirage.

Arsene Wenger had to adapt his side before kickoff with the news that Aaron Ramsey had pulled his groin. He went with a three man midfield, maybe with a nod to more solidarity with the runs of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen in mind. Mohamed Elneny was once again used as the defensive shield, and Granit Xhaka and Jack Wilshere stood in front of the Egyptian.

There again was no room for Alexandre Lacazette, as Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang took the attacking spots.

Petr Cech also made the side after missing training during the week and only resuming the day before the game.

It could have been far worse without him.

The first half was pretty even. Both teams losing and regaining possession and feeling each other out, but at speed. Our press was in full effect, but when we were in position to thread the final ball through, we were stifled.

We kept the home team quiet though, and there was a real premium on chances for both teams. There was one contentious moment when Jack found Aubameyang with a fantastic pass, only for the free Gabon striker to be flagged offside - incorrectly.

The half time whistle blew and the game was finely poised.

The second half began and spurs came roaring out of the blocks, and their endeavour paid off.

Ben Davies swung in a high cross and Harry Kane used Koscielny as a ladder to reach the ball and head home. His finish was a good one, the way he got to the ball was illegal - but unsurprisingly not spotted by referee Anthony Taylor.

Then, it was the Petr Cech show, with our keeper pulling off four excellent saves in twenty minutes, from Kane, Eriksen and Lamela.

The Czech keeper kept us in the game, and Wenger changed things up, with Mohamed Elneny being replaced by Alex Iwobi and Mkhitaryan coming off for Alexandre Lacazette. We had a real attacking lineup now, and it so nearly paid off.

We had struggled to create, but in the last five minutes, Lacazette had two opportunities to score and grab a share of the spoils.

He left his shooting boots at home though, as he first shot agonisingly wide and then high and wide.

That was that and we had lost, which still smarts. It was a tight affair but on the face of things, tottenham had the better of the chances, although both teams didn’t have that many. It was even in midfield, but how different could it have been if Aubameyang hadn’t been flagged offside?

What if Lacazette had buried one of his chances?

It is all questions that we are unable to answer. All we are left with is yet another loss, and our hated neighbours are lording it over us again.

Our rejuvenated attack were blunted, and we’ve got a mountain to climb if we’re to reclaim any semblance of respect in the league table.

Next up? Ostersunds in the Europa League and then City in the Carabao Cup Final.

Next League game? It isn’t for two weeks, and it’s against top of the table City...