Arsenal 0 Tottenham Hotspur 2
Son 20 Allí 59

Arsenal suffered Carabao Cup elimination in their quarter-final with Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates after Son Heung-Min and Dele All struck in either half to ensure the visitors were in the hat for the semi-final. In the draw after the game, Spurs were paired with Chelsea while Carabao Cup holders Manchester City will face Burton Albion in the other semi-final.

Two games, two Arsenal losses, the latest of which means their Carabao Cup exit courtesy of two long balls over the top which Son and Alli struck away for a Spurs win and Carabao Cuo semi-final appearance. The Gunners had seen their 22 game unbeaten run come to a halt at Southampton last weekend, and the prospect on taking out that frustration out against Spurs was a promising proposition. However, a combination of the woodwork and some lacklustre front play came to gift the visitors the win which they were well up for.

Matters could have been so different for the Gunners had Henrikh Mkhitaryan struck home after some good work from Aaron Ramsey. The Armenian had just Gazzaniga in front of him, but was unable to hit past the giant keeper’s frame. Ramsey was also thwarted by a combination of the post and Gazzaniga as the Gunners stepped up their intensity on a high octane night in N5.

However it was Spurs who took the lead when Alli’s clipped ball over the top saw Son face down Petr Cech to strike home the game’s opener. Arsenal were good value in attack but it was another night of frustration for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who seems to have gone off the boil. Unai Emery’s preference to start Alexandre Lacazette on the bench is baffling and by the time he is introduced in games, there tends to be damage to navigate.

Down at the break, when Lacazette was brought on, he saw his effort glance the post, while Aubameyang clipped the top of the bar with a hooked effort. Spurs substitute Harry Kane then found All with another long ball over the top for the England man to clip past the exposed Cech. Eddie Nketiah was brought on for Matteo Guendouzi, but along with Aumabeyang and Lacazette, the Arsenal strike force was unable to get any joy.

It is the defence again however which is of concern, and the retuning form of Laurent Koscielny hasn’t been up to his high expectations. Granit Xhaka has given his best played in an unfamiliar position, while Sokratis seems to be exposed by pace.

A really bad day at the office, and Arsenal will have to bounce back in the Premier League when Burnley come calling on Saturday.